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Wakulla County Health Department to begin COVID-19 vaccination distribution

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 13:07:02-05

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Beginning Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health in Wakulla County is allowing individuals aged 65 and older to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

DOH-Wakulla said they received the initial dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines on Dec. 28.

Starting Tuesday, residents may schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine by calling 850-926-0400 option 2, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The first appointment will occur on Monday, January 4, 2021. To get the vaccination, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 65 years of age
  • Must not be currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Must not be currently under quarantine or have any known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Must not have a history of anaphylaxis
  • Must be available to receive the follow-up injection 28 days after the first injection

The Gov. DeSantis' Executive Order also allows hospitals to vaccinate persons whom they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

DOH-Wakulla is coordinating with local private health care providers to begin the administration of the vaccine to their front-line health care workers.

CVS and Walgreens have also contracted with the state to provide vaccinations to long-term care facility residents and staff.

As additional vaccine information is made available, the vaccines will be provided to the general population in a coordinated, orderly, and efficient manner.