Department of Health in Okeechobee offers 500 1st dose COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted 4/2/21

The Department of Health in Okeechobee County will be offering first dose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines at 8 a.m. on April 5...

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Department of Health in Okeechobee offers 500 1st dose COVID-19 Vaccines

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OKEECHOBEE — The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County will be offering first dose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2021 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center (4601 State Road 710 East) for eligible recipients according to state guidelines, 18 years of age and older by appointment only, or until all 500 COVID-19 vaccines are distributed. Our number one goal in Florida is to stop the spread of COVID-19 which is a global pandemic. We are using every resource available to us, to get the vaccine out as soon as we receive it according to the directives of Governor Ron DeSantis.

Proof of age, legal identification, and residency is required.

The Department of Health asks anyone planning to arrive for vaccinations to have the consent form printed and completed before coming to the Agri-Civic Center. CONSENT FORMS can be found at online at http://okeechobee.floridahealth.gov/ or at the Okeechobee Public Library.

State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on January 21 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. To prove residency an adult resident must provide a copy of his or her valid Florida driver 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 season 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 before registration.
4. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
5. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
6. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 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.

This distribution is for first dose vaccinations only. Anyone needing a second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, will be receiving a call from the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County to schedule an appointment for their second dose, if they received their first dose from the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County.

Any questions regarding proof of Florida residency should be directed to Florida’s COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 at +1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

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