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

By Amy Cormier

April 22, 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County will be offering free 1st Dose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, Saturday, April 24, 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 or direct health care workers). The Department of Health in Okeechobee anticipates 500 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will be available for this distribution by appointment or until all vaccines have been distributed, until 11:30 a.m.

  • APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Go to myvaccine.fl.gov or call (866)201-1060 to make an appointment in Okeechobee County.
  • This will be a DRIVE THROUGH event starting at 8:30 a.m. Please remain in the vehicle.
  • The Department of Health asks anyone planning to arrive for vaccinations to have consent forms printed and completed before coming to the Agri-Civic CenterCONSENT FORMS can be found at online at http://okeechobee.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/covid.html or may be picked up at the Okeechobee County Public Library, or may be provided and filled out at the vaccine site.
  • Please be prepared for extended wait times in your vehicle during the event.

This distribution is forfirst 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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

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