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Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19 Vaccine)

Florida Department of Health in Marion County


Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida?

Persons 5 years of age and older are eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Persons 18 years of age and older are eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Do I need to live in Florida full-time to get my vaccine here?

No. Both full-time and seasonal residents are eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccines in Florida. Someone should only get their shot in Florida, however, if they will be in Florida for the time period needed to receive both shots.

Additionally, anyone in the state for the purpose of providing goods or services is also eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida.



How do I register to receive a vaccination?

Contact one of the providers below for more information about obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine:

Appointment availability may differ by location.



What phone number will you be contacting me from to set an appointment?

When residents receive a call about a vaccination appointment from the Department of Health in Marion County, the phone number will display as coming from the Department of Health in Marion County’s main phone number (352-629-0137).



Are COVID-19 vaccinations free?

COVID-19 vaccinations are provided free of charge. 

Where will the vaccinations be given?

The current site for vaccinations scheduled by the Department of Health in Marion County is the department's main office (1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala).

Are people able to get a vaccine only in the county in which they reside?

No, you are eligible to get the vaccine in any county as long as you meet the state’s eligibility requirements. For information on pre-registering for a future vaccine in various Florida counties, visit For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Florida, visit