PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – In response to the change in vaccine eligibility, the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) is opening up vaccine appointments for a two-week period beginning Friday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m.
In addition, Pasco County partners have stepped up to provide even more COVID-19 vaccines to Florida residents.
“Working with local physician’s offices and pharmacies, Pasco County now has over 130 locations that are offering COVID-19 vaccines,” said Health Officer Mike Napier.
Residents can find COVID-19 vaccination sites by county or city 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 are mandatory and open this Friday at 2:00 p.m. for the following two weeks. The DOH-Pasco vaccination sites do not appear on the CDR Maguire Patient Portal until appointments are available.
DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination clinics for April 12 – April 23 will be 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 (please refer to the pictures below).
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.
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.
TESTING REMINDER: 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.
- 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:
- firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (NOT from DOH-Pasco).
- Verify you have a “Vaccine Appointment.” The appointment confirmation will have a QR code, NOT a barcode.
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:
1. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
2. 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.
3. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days prior to registration.
4. A utility bill, not more than two months old.
5. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than two months old.
6. 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.
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.
For more information on DOH-Pasco’s vaccination operations, please visit: Pasco.FloridaHealth.gov.
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