COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:
This notice is taken from the Polk County, Florida, Health Department website: “The Florida Department of Health in Polk County, in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners, will be closing Polk County’s COVID-19 vaccine portal on Sunday, April 18th at 11:59 p.m. The call center will remain open until Friday, April 23. As COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available across the county, DOH-Polk will transition its vaccination efforts to larger walk-up vaccine point of dispensing (POD) locations across the county where appointments are not necessary.” This notice only affects the Polk County Health Department sites.
“DOH-Polk will transition into hosting walk-up vaccine events across the county on certain days of the week. On Tuesday, April 20, DOH-Polk will be providing COVID-19 vaccines at Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., no appointment needed. Vaccines will be available to anyone 18 years of age and older as outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order.”
The Notice can be found on the Polk Florida Health Department website HERE.
Individuals who are home-bound and wish to receive COVID-19 vaccine may register on the state’s home-bound website at email@example.com. Their request will be routed to a regional incident management team who conduct home visits to administer vaccine.
Lakeland Regional Health will now be assisting DOH-Polk by scheduling anyone who wishes to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by appointment. Those interested in making a COVID-19 vaccine appointment can visit https://myLRH.org/vaccineform or call 863-904-1895 to schedule their appointment. Appointments will be available for scheduling Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also, local pharmacies and private providers are making the COVID-19 vaccine more widely available. A map and list of Providers can be found HERE.