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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN OKALOOSA COUNTY ANNOUNCES COVID-19 VACCINATION SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JULY 6

June 28, 2021

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) is offering FREE COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 12 years of age or older (Pfizer-BioNTech). The Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine is available for anyone 18 years of age or older. A second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is required 21 days after the first dose. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine is a one dose vaccine.                                                                                                                        

Any individual who is not at least 18 years of age by the day of their vaccination appointment must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the vaccination clinic. Unaccompanied minors cannot be vaccinated and will be turned away from the vaccination clinic.

DOH-Okaloosa will continue to provide walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics Monday-Friday in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview (Tuesday only). Appointments are not required but are recommended. To make an appointment please call 850-344-0566.

The vaccination schedule for DOH-Okaloosa effective July 6, until further notice, is:

Date

Time

Location

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

7:30 a.m. –

4 p.m.

 

DOH-Okaloosa

Auditorium

221 Hospital Drive, NE

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Tuesday (Crestview)

7:30 a.m. –

5 p.m.

(Closed between 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.)

DOH-Okaloosa

Immunizations Dept.

810 E. James Lee Blvd

Crestview, FL

Tuesday (Fort Walton Beach)

 

7:30 a.m. –

5 p.m.

(Closed between 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.)

DOH-Okaloosa

Auditorium

221 Hospital Drive, NE

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Friday

 

7:30 a.m. –

2 p.m.

DOH-Okaloosa

Auditorium

221 Hospital Drive, NE

Fort Walton Beach, FL

 

All individuals being vaccinated must show a valid picture ID. Minors can be identified by their parent/guardian, if minor does not have a valid picture ID. Valid picture ID can include, but is not limited to, a passport, driver’s license, or military identification card.

Individuals receiving the vaccine must complete a consent form. This is available on our website. For those that cannot access the forms in advance, a paper copy will be provided at your appointment time.  A consent form is required for each dose of the vaccine.

Use these links to access the vaccine fact sheet for Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. This link to access DOH Privacy Practices.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises individuals are to be monitored for at least 15 -30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. Individuals will be directed to a waiting area to sit and should plan accordingly.  

Updates will be added to DOH-Okaloosa website, www.HealthyOkaloosa.com. Information about the statewide vaccination distribution plan can be found on the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage

Okaloosa County COVID-19 Community Risk Level

DOH-Okaloosa continues to monitor risk for COVID-19 spread in the community using the following criteria as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

For the week ending June 26, 2021 (Week 25 of the calendar year), community risk level jumped from moderate to substantial for COVID-19 transmission. From Week 24 to Week 25, new cases jumped from 40.1 to 62.0 per 100,000 people and percent positive tests jumped from 5.9% to 9.9%, respectively.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov .

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