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Health department gives update on COVID-19 vaccine offerings

Special to Washington County News/USA TODAY NETWORK

The Washington County Health Department is committed to providing the COVID-19 vaccines to each priority group as well as the general public as quickly as possible.

At this time, COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to residents age 65 and older. For the week of Feb. 8, you can call 866- 200-3802 to schedule an appointment or go to myvaccine.fl.gov. Drive-thru will be appointment only the week of Feb. 8.

Local man receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 11 at the Callaway Arts and Conference Center.

Further immunizations will be scheduled after these initial dates as vaccine supply allows.

Individuals should not have tested positive in the 14 days prior and should not have had any anaphylactic reaction to a vaccine. Additionally, those individuals that have been prescribed immunosuppressive medications should check with their provider prior to receiving the vaccine.

Individual who have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and have been asked to quarantine should wait until their quarantine period is over before receiving the vaccine.

There is no charge for vaccine administration.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 vaccination plan in Florida, please visit http://floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida.

Following the initial distributions to residents age 65 and older, the health department will work to provide vaccines to additional priority groups.

Any future updates on how residents will be able to receive the vaccine will be announced as soon as those plans become available. For more information, please contact 850-638-6240.