Lake County opens new COVID-19 vaccination site

Immunization operations to run through week of Jan. 11

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Health Department of Health in Lake County opened a coronavirus vaccination site Monday with operations slated to run throughout the week.

Health department leaders said St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora will help serve the northern side of the county.

Vaccinations are free and first come, first serve. Patients 65 and older must bring identification and frontline workers must provide proof of employment. Shots will be administered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Those vaccinated will be contacted when their second dose becomes available and given a separate walk-in day or appointment. For questions, please call the DOH-Lake COVID-19 Hotline at 352-268-9299. For the latest immunization information within the county, visit lake.floridahealth.gov.

Below is information regarding the vaccination site:

How many appointments will be available?

FDOH-Lake did not specify how many appointments would be available but did note hours could vary based on vaccine supply. The site is first come, first serve each day. However, cars will not be allowed to line up before 11 a.m., according to site officials. They add there will be a limited amount of spaces in the lot each day.

Who can get vaccinated?

Anyone 65 and older and frontline workers with direct patient contact will be allowed to line up for a shot, according to FDOH-Lake. Seniors will need to provide photo ID. Health care workers will be required to present a copy of their medical license, employee badge or current paystub.

People do not have to live in Lake County to get the shot.

Other requirements:

Face masks must be worn while waiting in vehicles. Patients will be asked to complete a registration form prior to getting a shot.

On-site directions:

Address: St. Patrick Catholic Church

6803 Old Highway 441 S., Mount Dora

Vehicles must enter the site and approach an empty spot in the parking lot. Guidance will be provided by on-site operation officials.

For more information on vaccine plans in Central Florida, head to clickorlando.com/vaccine.


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