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Florida Department of Health Encourages Residents to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Amy Cormier

April 26, 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County will be offering free 1st Dose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the OKEECHOBEE AGRI-CIVIC CENTER (4601 Fl Hwy 710 East) for eligible recipients according to state guidelines (individuals 18 years of age or older). The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee anticipates 700 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will be available for this distribution by appointment and from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. first come first serve until all vaccines have been distributed.

  • APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. For first dose vaccine appointment, go to or call (866)201-1060 to make an appointment in Okeechobee County. Please only request an appointment once.
  • This will be a DRIVE THROUGH event. Please remain in the vehicle.

  • Please enter through the gates on FL Hwy 710. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

  • The Department of Health asks anyone planning to arrive for vaccinations to have consent forms printed and completed before coming to the Agri-Civic Center. You must have a new consent form every time you receive a vaccine. CONSENT FORMS can be found at online at or may be picked up at the Okeechobee County Public Library.

  • Please be prepared for extended wait times in your vehicle during the event.

This distribution is for first dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations only. The Department of Health in Okeechobee’s plan is to call and offer second dose appointments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, if, the first dose was received from the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County. This call will only be made, when the second dose vaccine has arrived at the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County.

Any questions should be directed to the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County at 863-462-5800, Florida’s COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 at +1 (866) 779-6121, or email

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