Covid 19 Vaccine

Pasco County Reaches COVID Milestone, More Vaccinated in One Month Than Tested Positive in 11 Months

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Pasco County has vaccinated more people than the total number of residents that have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) began their COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Program on Dec. 31, 2020.

In one month, Pasco County has vaccinated approximately 29,449 residents for COVID-19 and 6,513 have completed their second dose.

All this has been accomplished through state and county collaboration along with community efforts at hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, Closed Points of Distribution (PODs) in 55+ communities, and DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination sites.

On Friday, Jan. 29, DOH-Pasco received 9,700 doses of Moderna vaccine; 3,500 are allocated to vaccinate those who received their first dose nearly a month ago at the Gulf View Square Mall.

This week, DOH-Pasco is providing 700 first-dose vaccinations each day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Saint Leo University. DOH-Pasco will be providing 1,000 first-dose vaccinations on Tuesday and 1,400 second-dose vaccinations on Thursday at the Gulf View Square Mall.

In coordination with county emergency management, 3,163 vaccines will be distributed to residents in 55+ communities who are 65 years of age and older.

DOH-Pasco is also working with large medical groups that have Closed POD agreements in place to vaccinate their staff and their 65+ clients.

In addition, several churches have shown a significant interest in partnering with DOH-Pasco to help reach the 65+ population. These requests to aid in

COVID-19 vaccination efforts are being sent to the state level for response coordination.

For more information on DOH-Pasco’s vaccination operations, please visit: Pasco.FloridaHealth.gov.

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One Reply to “Pasco County Reaches COVID Milestone, More Vaccinated in One Month Than Tested Positive in 11 Months”

  1. That is gray! Now they need to work on there website that crashes every time there is vaccines for distribution. Either that or join the state’s site. But do something for us who continually try but get no where due to site error.

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