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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Feb. 24)

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OCALA, Fla.—The number of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 in Marion County continues to increase. As of Feb. 24, 48,434 Marion residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across all vaccine providers (hospitals, health department, long-term care facilities, etc.) A total of 76,348 doses have been administered to residents (includes first and second doses).

In its vaccination efforts, the Department of Health in Marion County has contacted for an appointment 32,000 from its original list of 50,000 pre-registrants. DOH-Marion schedulers are able to make approximately 3,000 first dose appointments per week.

The Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) is continuing to schedule individuals for COVID-19 vaccines. As of March 2, schedulers have contacted 41,000 of the 50,000 total registrants for an appointment. DOH-Marion is able to distribute about 3,000 first-round vaccines per week currently. For additional information, please see the COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions below.

The state launched a state-wide pre-registration system on Jan. 29. Visit for more information. NOTE: People who pre-register through the website for Marion County will only be notified regarding appointment openings after DOH-Marion completes its work contacting individuals in its pre-existing list of registrants.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions