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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN OKALOOSA COUNTY REMINDS RESIDENTS TO RETURN FOR SECOND DOSE OF VACCINE WEEK OF MARCH 1-6

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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.— Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) reminds residents to return for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine who received first doses by DOH-Okaloosa Feb. 11. Everyone who received a first dose is eligible to receive the second dose.

Appointments still available for vaccination clinics Feb 22-27. Persons 65 and older and health care workers with direct patient contact are eligible. To make an appointment visit myokaloosa.com/bcc/covid-19/vaccine to register online via Eventbrite or by calling 850-344-0566.

Registration for appointments for the week of March 1-6 will open at noon CT on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

We strongly encourage persons currently eligible for the vaccine, who had not already done so, to pre-register for the vaccine at www.myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 866-200-3599 or TTY 833-990-3450.

On January 21, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees signed a Public Health Advisory prioritizing Florida residents for COVID-19 vaccinations given in Florida. Recipients of the vaccine must be able to demonstrate residency consistent with criteria set forth in § 381.986(5)(b), Fla. Stat.; or an individual present in Florida for the purpose of providing health care services involving direct contact with patients.

Monday, Feb. 22 (221 appointments) 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. DOH-Okaloosa Fort Walton Beach 221 Hospital Dr. NE Fort Walton Beach, FL

Tuesday, Feb. 23 (1,050 appointments) 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL

Wednesday, Feb. 24 (294 appointments) 8 a.m. - noon DOH-Okaloosa Fort Walton Beach 221 Hospital Dr. NE Fort Walton Beach, FL

Thursday, Feb.25 (221 appointments) 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. DOH-Okaloosa Fort Walton Beach 221 Hospital Dr. NE Fort Walton Beach, FL

Saturday, Feb. 27 (1,050 appointments) 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Northwest Florida State College 100 E. College Blvd. Niceville, FL

Florida residents will need to show their Florida driver’s license or Florida identification card. Health care workers with direct patient contact will need to provide proof of employment in Florida. This includes a work badge or identification card, W-2 form or a pay stub.

A completed screening and consent form is required for both first AND second doses. . For those that cannot print the form, a paper copy will be provided at your appointment time.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Vaccine Screening and Consent Forms