Pasco County Plans to Provide Vaccine for Health Care Providers, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Week of Feb 21
February 19, 2021
The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) is reaching out to health care providers operating in Pasco County to assess the need for COVID-19 vaccine. Many health care workers have already been vaccinated through their association with a hospital system; however, not all providers and offices are affiliated with hospitals.
DOH-Pasco is asking practice managers of medical and dental offices who have not been vaccinated to go to SurveyMonkey to complete a survey for their practices. This information will be used to assess interest and identify who wants to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The survey will be open Friday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 26. Each practice should assign a point of contact to complete the survey. DOH-Pasco will follow up with information for how staff can get vaccinated.
DOH-Pasco does not currently have a time frame for when the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to health care providers that complete the survey. Once the assessment is complete, DOH-Pasco will establish the best method to provide vaccinations to the health care providers who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care providers will be required to present an employee I.D. or other proof of employment in the health care field.
DOH-Pasco continues to vaccinate 65+ Florida residents. Anyone 65 and older who wants to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Pasco County must go to patientportalfl.com or call 1-844-770-8548 and create an account with CDR Maguire: Health & Medical (CDR Maguire). It is required to have an account with CDR Maguire to register for a vaccination appointment.
Vaccination appointments for first doses will open for registration on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. An appointment is mandatory to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Please be aware that the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is greater than the supply we have on hand, so appointments for vaccination fill up very quickly.
Drive-thru vaccination clinic dates and locations for the week of Feb. 21 will be held:
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Leo University
- Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sears, Gulf View Square Mall
DOH-Pasco will NOT be providing vaccinations at either location on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 or Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.
It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all vaccination appointments. If the online patient portal was used to register for an appointment (instead of calling), those people should bring a printed or digital copy of the confirmation email they received containing a QR code (please refer to the pictures below).
Vaccine distribution locations continue to expand as Publix is now offering vaccines at 19 locations in Pasco County. Other retail pharmacies are anticipated to begin offering vaccines as well, such as Winn-Dixie and Walmart.
If you have an appointment for your second dose, please bring a photo I.D, the vaccination card you were given when you received your first dose, and the QR code with date and time for your second appointment. Anyone who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through DOH-Pasco 28 days ago or more and has not received or missed an appointment for their second dose, please go to the same location where you received your first dose with your I.D. and vaccination card.
- In order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Pasco County residency is not required, but Florida residency is required. (see information below on Florida residency)
- DOH-Pasco staff cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
- There are no vaccines available without appointments.
- At this time, DOH-Pasco does NOT have a waiting list.
- Every person needs their own appointment.
- Create your account at patientportalfl.com.
- Show up on time for your appointment – please do not arrive early.
- Emails that are sent will be sent from: CDRM Health No-Reply: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (NOT from DOH-Pasco).
- Verify you have a “Vaccine Appointment.” The appointment confirmation will have a
QR code (picture on the left) NOT a barcode (picture on the right).
Do I need to be a resident of Florida to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on Jan. 21, 2021, prioritizing vaccines for residents of the State of Florida or individuals in Florida for the purpose of providing health care services involving direct contact with patients: bit.ly/397vhf3.
To prove residency, an adult resident must provide a copy of his or her valid Florida driver’s license or a copy of a valid Florida identification card.
Seasonal residents* may provide a copy of two of the following to show proof of residential address:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
- One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s* parent, step-parent or legal guardian, or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident* resides, stating that the seasonal resident* does reside with him or her.
- A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days prior to registration.
- A utility bill, not more than two months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than two months old.
- Mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than two months old.
*Seasonal resident means; any person who temporarily resides in this state for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in this state, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.
Please be advised that local hospitals, doctor’s offices, stores, churches and 55+ communities are slowly receiving vaccines. DOH-Pasco encourages residents to reach out to them as well.
TESTING REMINDER: DOH-Pasco has reduced COVID-19 drive-thru testing to three days per week. Testing will ONLY be provided at Sears in the Gulf View Square Mall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Testing is NOT provided at Saint Leo University.