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Upcoming Covid-19 Vaccination Events

January 08, 2021

THE SUMTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST VACCINATION EVENTS ON 1/11 AND 1/13 

Media Contact:
Megan McCarthy
Megan.McCarthy@FLHealth.gov
352-569-3134

Bushnell, FLA — The Sumter County Health Department will be hosting two drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination events next week. The vaccine is available to residents, non-residents, part-time residents, and seasonal residents that are 65 years of age or older. Registration is required. The details are as follows:

Date/Time:                        
Monday, January 11, 2021 / 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location:                           
The Wildwood Community Center
Address:                             
6500 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL, 34785
Registration Process:         
Online only at https://sumtercovidvaxjan11.eventbrite.com
Available registrations:     
9:00AM – 10:00AM, 70 registrations
10:00AM – 11:00AM, 70 registrations
11:00AM – 12:00PM, 60 registrations 

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 / 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location:
The Wildwood Community Center
Address:
6500 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL, 34785
Registration Process:
Online only at https://sumtercovidvaxjan13.eventbrite.com
Available registrations:
9:00AM – 10:00AM, 50 registrations
10:00AM – 11:00AM, 50 registrations
11:00AM – 12:00PM, 40 registrations

Registration for both the January 11 and January 13 events will become available on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. Those who register are asked to arrive during their designated 1-hour time slot with a valid form of identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.) and a copy of the Eventbrite registration ticket. Only those who successfully registered will be vaccinated.

Before signing up, please review the pre-vaccination checklist link provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/pre-vaccination-screening-form.pdf.

Specifically, page 5 of this checklist advises that your medical provider approve that it is medically safe for patients on blood thinners to receive any COVID-19 vaccination intra-muscularly. If a patient on blood thinning medication does not present a doctor’s note approving vaccination at the event, they will be asked to sign a waiver to be vaccinated.

Additionally, persons who received any other form of vaccination in the preceding 14 days should defer receipt of COVID-19 vaccine.  Lastly, Moderna vaccines come in vials of 10 doses and we do not want any vaccine wastage.  Accordingly, if you are registered for an appointment, please keep your appointment with us.

If you are unable to secure a registration for the January 11 or January 13 events, please know that future vaccination opportunities will be posted to the Sumter County Health Department website at http://sumter.floridahealth.gov/ as they become available. Those interested in vaccination are urged to check the website frequently for updates and announcements. The Sumter County Health Department currently does not have a waiting list, no-show list, or on-call list for vaccinations.

Until you receive a vaccination opportunity, please follow the general medical guidance which will markedly lessen the likelihood of becoming infected with COVID-19: 

  • Wear a mask, particularly when participating in activities indoors
  • Socially distance inter-personal contacts to the extent you are reasonably able
  • Limit unnecessary exposure to crowds
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Wash your hands, carry portable hand sanitizer

Together, through a combination of perseverance and caring, we will overcome the challenges of COVID-19.

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