DOH Citrus offering COVID-19 vaccines for 65 and older at drive-thru



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The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) will be offering COVID-19 vaccines only to individuals 65 and older at another drive-thru clinic for the first 1,000 individuals staring at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Central Ridge District Park, 6905 N. Lecanto Hwy in Beverly Hills.

As DOH-Citrus awaits the launch of the statewide appointment system, the vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

No overnight parking will be permitted. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will monitor the area and be taking enforcement action if necessary. As a reminder, there is no parking or blocking park entrance or along the right of way. Vehicles will be allowed entry to the park starting at 7 a.m. to begin staging for 9 a.m. vaccinations. Access to the park must come from the south, and vehicles will only be permitted to make a right hand turn into the park. Motorhomes and vehicles pulling trailers will be turned away due to height restrictions.

Each person must bring a valid Florida ID and plan to be in Citrus County to receive their second-round shot, 28 days after their first dose. Seasonal residents may demonstrate residency consistent with the criteria set forth in 381.986(5)(b), Fla. Stat.

Individuals will receive a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that lists the date and the manufacturer for the first vaccination, as well as the date the second dose is due. Individuals will also receive an appointment date, time, and location to receive their second dose from DOH-Citrus. Individuals must keep the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in order to receive their second dose from DOH-Citrus.

Only the Moderna vaccine will be given at this time. Prior to receiving the vaccine, individuals will be required to complete the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent. A Moderna Fact Sheet with information on what to expect during and after the injection will also be given before receiving the vaccine. There will be consent forms available on site for those who do not have access to the computer, or you can visit any Citrus County library to print the form at no cost.

Individuals are encouraged to contact their primary care provider with questions about whether they should receive the vaccine before coming to the site. After receiving the vaccination, recipients will be asked to remain on-site for 15 minutes for medical monitoring.

As more vaccines become available, additional dates, locations, and ways to receive the vaccine will be announced. Information regarding availability and future vaccine clinics will be shared with local media outlets or posted online at

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