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.

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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.

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

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More information about the Florida Department of Health can be found on their website.