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DOH-Pasco Urges Florida Residents Age 16 – 55 to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

April 20, 2021

 

Vaccine Locator Has Over 130 Sites in Pasco County

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) encourages Florida residents age 16 – 55 to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can. Although DOH-Pasco has seen a decline in percent positivity for 65+ individuals, the 16 – 55 age group currently has the highest rates of infection. 

Florida residents can use the Florida Department of Health (DOH) Vaccine Locator to find any of the more than 130 locations now offering COVID-19 vaccine. DOH-Pasco also continues to provide vaccine at two locations Monday through Friday by appointment only. 

The statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system is another option. Florida residents can go online to MyVaccine.FL.gov or call 866-201-7092 to be put on a waitlist that is being run by state sponsored sites.

As of Monday, April 19, Pasco County has vaccinated 186,039 people: 72,948 people have received their first doses and 113,091 people have completed their second doses. In addition, Pasco County Emergency Management has coordinated the distribution of 33,433 vaccines to Florida residents in 55+ communities. 

All Floridians are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. DOH-Pasco receives the Moderna vaccine, so this includes any Florida resident age 18 and older. 

Anyone who wants to get the COVID-19 vaccination through DOH-Pasco 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, and appointments are currently open through April 30. 

DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination clinics are held (by appointment only):

  • 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 

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. 

DOH-Pasco is asking residents who have been vaccinated at the Gulf View Square Mall or Saint Leo University to share feedback on their experiences at the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The survey takes about two minutes and will help DOH-Pasco provide the best service possible for clients coming to the drive-thru vaccination clinics. 

SECOND DOSE

Anyone who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through DOH-Pasco 28 days ago or more and has not received their second dose, please go to the same location where you received your first dose with your I.D. and vaccination card.  

TESTING UPDATE: DOH-Pasco only provides COVID-19 testing on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sears in the Gulf View Square Mall. Testing is NOT provided at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to http://bit.ly/PascoCOVIDtest.

Reminder: Pasco County Government is recommending the continued use of face coverings in most indoor public places where social distancing cannot be maintained; however, effective Monday, April 5, the county has issued Executive Order 20-10, rescinding the previous Executive Order requiring face coverings. Please note, face coverings are still required on all Pasco County Public Transportation buses per Transportation and Security Administration requirements. The lifting of the face coverings order does not apply to entities outside the control of the Pasco Board of County Commissioners, including schools and courthouses.