Tavares – Lake County will begin accepting immunization appointments for the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine starting Jan. 12. The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) has supplied the County with a limited number of vaccines to be distributed in accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priority population to include long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and health care personnel with direct patient contact.
The scheduling application is available at https://scheduling.lakecountyfl.gov and will begin accepting appointments today at 2 p.m.
“Vaccine distribution in Lake County is part of a long-term, multi-faceted state initiative with several existing and developing options for immunization,” said Lake County Board Commission Chairman Sean Parks. “We have been listening to concerns from our community and wanted to expedite appointment-based immunization for our residents and vulnerable seniors.”
Receive the latest emergency updates regarding COVID-19 and Lake County immunization site by texting COVIDUPDATE to 888777 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19. Follow the Lake County Office of Emergency Management on social media at @LakeEmergency on Twitter and www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement.
DOH-Lake will continue first-come, first-served immunization. For information, follow DOH-Lake on Twitter at @FlHealthLake or visit their website at https://lake.floridahealth.gov as the County will discontinue sharing updates to prevent confusion between the two programs.