Lake County to offer appointment-based COVID-19 vaccinations

Appointments filled up within minutes

Hundreds of people at Lake County vaccine site awaiting shots

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Starting Tuesday, Lake County will now offer shots of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine via appointment.

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County has a limited number of vaccines to be distributed to Florida’s priority groups including long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older and health care workers with direct patient contact.

People can make appointments at Registration opened at 2 p.m. and the appointments were filled within minutes.

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“We have been listening to concerns from our community and wanted to expedite appointment-based immunization for our residents and vulnerable seniors,” Lake County Board Commission Chairman Sean Parks said in a news release.

The Florida Department of Health will also continue first come, first serve vaccinations. People can find more information at

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