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COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information

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COVID-19 vaccinations available at Santa Rosa County Health Department

For appointment locations and times, call FDOH-Santa Rosa at 850-983-5200 and select the option for scheduling COVID-19 vaccines. FDOH-Santa Rosa currently administers the Moderna vaccine approved for those 18 and older. 

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All Floridians age 18 and older are eligible for the vaccine. Those age 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Currently, the Santa Rosa County Department of Health is only administering the Moderna vaccine which is only available for those age 18 and older.

Ascension Sacred Heart may have the Pfizer vaccine available at times. Find more information for Ascension Sacred Heart here.

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Additional Guidance:

  • Do not arrive early for your appointment. 
  • Persons with transportation issues should contact the Tri-County Community Council, 850-626-6806.
  • Those eligible for the vaccine may register by calling Florida Department of Health-Santa Rosa, 850-983-5200.
  • Operators will never ask for payment, credit card info, etc. to schedule an appointment.
  • While the second doses can be given at approximately four weeks after the initial dose, the CDC has determined that second doses may be given as late as six weeks for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. You will need a second consent form.
  • Santa Rosa County has been administering the Moderna vaccine at public vaccination clinics.
  • This vaccination administration is a very carefully scheduled process and as a safety measure, only individuals actively being vaccinated are allowed inside the facility. 

  • Each individual must bring a valid form of identification showing date of birth (driver's license, state-issued ID or passport).
  • These are not drive-through sites. All individuals must be monitored for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination.
  • If you have questions about whether or not you should receive the vaccine, contact your health care provider.

Testing

If residents are exhibiting symptoms, they should contact their primary care provider, the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center (1-866-779-6121) or one of the healthcare providers listed below. Charges may apply.

OneBlood

  • Everyone who is physically capable of donating plasma or blood is urged to do so during the pandemic. Convalescent plasma from recovered COVID patients is being evaluated as a treatment for those with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID infections. Donations can be scheduled online at OneBlood.org. 
  • OneBlood web site is testing all donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test will indicate if the donor has antibodies, regardless of presence of symptoms. 
  • Appointments to donate are required.
  • Do not donate if you are not feeling well or have a cough or fever. 

Feeding Programs

There are many feeding programs in the county where residents can pick up enough food for a family of four for at least a week. See the calendar for a complete schedule or map of closest location. There are no restrictions on who may utilize this program. Note that this is not a complete listing of all feeding programs in Santa Rosa County. For a more complete list, visit Feeding the Gulf Coast's website to use the search feature to locate the closest food pantry or distribution event.

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