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Business site COVID-19 vaccinations now available; homebound COVID-19 vaccinations continue

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

April 26, 2021

 

OCALA, Fla.— The number of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 in Marion County continues to increase. Per state report, as of April 26, 129,566 Marion residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across all vaccine providers. This includes vaccinations performed by the Department of Health, hospitals, long-term care facilities, etc. More than 220,000 doses of vaccine have been administered to residents (includes first and second doses). The result – 36% of Marion’s residents are at least partially vaccinated, and 26.4% are fully vaccinated.

To help grow the number of residents vaccinated even further, Department of Health in Marion County officials are now holding pop-up vaccine clinics in the community at places of business and social service agencies.  

“We have held specific outreach vaccination events in underserved parts of our county previously,” said Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander. “We are now beginning to work with additional agencies and locations to help get more who live or work in our community vaccinated.”

If your workplace would like to have an on-site pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic for employees (and/or clients if a social service agency), call 352-644-2627 to be scheduled.

Individuals can also continue to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by registering online. Go to Marion.FloridaHealth.gov (or register directly at www.tinyurl.com/MarionCOVIDvax) to sign up for a future COVID-19 vaccination appointment with the Department of Health in Marion County. Residents without online access can call 352-644-2590 for assistance in signing up.

Homebound vaccinations available

Even when residents are homebound, they are still vulnerable to the spread of illness. To help this group of residents get vaccinated for COVID-19, a vaccination team is available to travel to individuals’ homes to provide a vaccine.

If you or someone you know would like to be vaccinated by the homebound vaccination teams, email homeboundvaccine@em.myflorida.com or call 866-779-6121 to see if you qualify.

Find out more

Visit http://marion.floridahealth.govorwww.marionflcovid.org for the latest information on COVID-19 and vaccinations.