Pasco County Has Vaccinated Over 145,000 Florida Residents Against COVID-19
April 06, 2021
The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco), in partnership with Pasco County Emergency Management, Sears at the Gulf View Square Mall and Saint Leo University, continues to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to Florida residents in an effort to keep the percent positive on a downward trend.
TESTING UPDATE: Beginning Monday, April 12, DOH-Pasco will only be providing 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.
As of Monday, April 5, Pasco County has vaccinated 145,286 people: 65,716 people have received their first doses and 79,570 people have completed their second doses. In addition, Pasco County Emergency Management has coordinated the distribution of 30,901 vaccines to Florida residents in 55+ communities.
DOH-Pasco continues to build partnerships with independent pharmacies and doctor’s offices to facilitate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in our community.
“We are excited to work with forty-three new partners, for a total of fifty private community partners to administer COVID-19 shots, as widespread distribution of the vaccine is just getting underway,” said Jennifer Gray, DOH-Pasco’s Director of Nursing.
DOH-Pasco has provided over 12,000 doses of Moderna to our private partners in the first week of April, ensuring the Pasco County community has access to the COVID-19 vaccine. These providers can be found on the Florida Department of Health Vaccine Locator webpage.
Effective April 5, all Floridians are now eligible to receive COVID-19 as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. Pasco County receives the Moderna vaccine, so this includes anyone 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. Appointments now open every Friday at 2:00 p.m. for the following week. The DOH-Pasco vaccination sites do not appear on the CDR Maguire Patient Portal until appointments are available.
The statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system is also available. 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. More COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, and community partners – including retail pharmacies, hospital systems and physician’s offices – are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccine and put infrastructure in place to vaccinate Pasco County residents. Florida residents can also find vaccination sites by county or city on the Florida Department of Health Vaccine Locator webpage.
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.