Marion County offers COVID-19 vaccines for residents 65 and older

Marion County offers COVID-19 vaccines for residents 65 and older

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Marion County leaders announced Monday that residents who are 65 and older can now register for a COVID-19 vaccination.

Officials said COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To be eligible, Marion County residents must request vaccination by the Health Department and submit an information form.

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Residents who do not have computer access can also call the Marion County COVID-19 hotline at 352-644-2590, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once eligible residents submit their information on DOH-Marion’s website, they will be placed in line for a callback by staff to schedule an appointment, as vaccine becomes available.

Officials said residents who sign up to receive a vaccination at the Health Department will receive the Moderna vaccine.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a two-shot series, where the second shot will be provided 28 days after the first shot, officials said.

According to state records, 1,001 people in Marion County have already received the COVID-19 vaccine.