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.