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COVID-19 Vaccine

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DOH-Okaloosa is offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Monday-Friday in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview (Tuesday only). These will not be drive-thru vaccinations. Appointments are recommended, but not required. To schedule an appointment, please call 850-344-0566.

DOH-Okaloosa is offering Pfizer (12 years of age and older) or Johnson & Johnson vaccine (18 years of age and older). 

1. Where can I get vaccinated?

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

Fort Walton Beach location in the auditorium - 221 Hospital Dr NE
  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
    • 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • 7:30 a.m. –5 p.m.
  • Friday
    • 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Crestview location in the imunizations dept. - 810 E. James Lee Blvd
  • Tuesday
    • 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Visit Vaccines.govto find other COVID-19 vaccine locations and providers. 

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2. Who is eligible?

Currently there are three auhtorized vaccines for COVID-19. This includes a vaccine authorized for persons 12 years of age and older (Pfizer-BioNTech) or 18 years of age and older (Moderna or Johnson & Johnson).Any individual who is not 18 years of age or older by the day of their vaccination appointment must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the vaccination clinic. 

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3. What do I need to bring with me?

1. Individuals must complete a vaccine screening and consent form to confirm eligibility. Please review the forms below before your vaccination appointment. The forms can be read and printed by clicking the links below. Please print and complete the Screening and Consent Form before your appointment, if possible:

2. A valid government-issued ID must also be shown at the vaccination site. This can include a passport, drivers license or military identification card. 

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4. After You're Fully Vaccinated

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.

What’s new if you’ve been fully vaccinated (6-17-21):

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
  • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
    • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
    • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
  • Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings
  • Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

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5. How will I get my second dose?

You will receive a reminder card with a date after you receive your vaccine. You will return to the same location on that date at the same time as your first appointment.

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6. Vaccine Screening Questions

  1. Do you have today or have you had at any time in the last 10 days a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
  2. Have you tested positive for and/or been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection within the last 10 days?
  3. Have you had a severe allergic reaction (e.g. needed epinephrine or hospital care) to a previous dose of this vaccine or to any of the ingredients of this vaccine?
  4. Have you had any COVID-19 Antibody therapy within the last 90 days (e.g. Regeneron, Bamlanivimab, COVID Convalescent Plasma, etc.)?
  5. Do you carry an Epi-pen for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and/or have allergies or reactions to any medications, foods, vaccines or latex?
  6. For women, are you pregnant or is there a chance you could become pregnant?
  7. For women, are you currently breastfeeding?
  8. Are you immunocompromised or on a medication that affects your immune system?
  9. Do you have a bleeding disorder or are you on a blood thinner/blood-thinning medication?
  10. Have you received a previous dose of any COVID-19 vaccine? If yes, which manufacturer’s vaccine did you receive?

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7. Who should not get the vaccine?

You should not get the vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of the Moderna, Pfizer- BioNTech, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, or if you had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of the vaccine. Let your vaccination provider know about any allergies you have.

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