COVID IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

WE’LL MEET YOU AT HOME!!!

The We’ll Meet You at Home campaign is a statewide initiative to disseminate resources and bring COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound seniors, provide transportation to vaccination sites, or book an appointment.  For informtion, CLICK HERE.

6/8/2021

COVID Update:  Dr. Daniel Haight, Lakeland Regional Health, Guest Speaker for the June Rath General Meeting TO VIEW THE RECORDING, CLICK HERE.

5/14/2021

The CDC has updated mask-wearing guidelines–to check out the latest, visit the CDC’s website HERE.

5/10/2021

One of the many impacts of the Covid Pandemic on Central Florida has been the increase in meals provided to Seniors.  Charlotte McHenry, CEO & President of the Senior Connection Center (SCC), reported in a presentation to the Rath monthly general meeting, pointed out that Polk County received $2.5 million from Covid relief bills, and most of that went to feed Seniors.  Prior to the pandemic, Seniors in Polk County received about 70,000 meals per month, and now that number is over 180,000.  

The SCC is the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for the five county areas of Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Highlands & Hardee Counties. 

3/22/2021

As of Monday, March 22nd, the minimum age for those receiving the vaccine is extended to 50 years old.  However, those 18 years of age or older may now register.

See the latest update from the Florida Health Department’s website HERE for specific information.  The Polk County Health Department’s website had not been updated with this latest information at the time of this update to the our website.

3/10/2021

BE AWARE!!!

Scams related to Covid-19 are on the rise!!!  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  You may visit their website HERE.

3/9/2021

As of Monday, March 15th, the minimum age for those receiving the vaccine is extended to 60 years old.  However, those 18 years of age or older may now register.

See the latest update from the Polk County Health Department’s website HERE for specific information.

3/4/2021 UPDATE:

From:

Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce

Katie Worthington Decker President/CEO View HERE

ADDED PHONE NUMBER FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS:  (863) 298-7500.

1/21/2021 UPDATE:

From the Polk County Health Department’s website:

“Update for January 21, 2021: The Florida Department of Health in Polk County continues to work diligently to protect the health of the residents in Polk County against COVID-19. This week, DOH-Polk is working with community vaccination partners including Lakeland Regional Health and BayCare, to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations across the county. “

For more info visit: the Polk County Health Department website HERE  .

1/14/2021 UPDATE:

The Florida Department of Health in Polk County, in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners, launched Polk County’s COVID-19 vaccine registration portal.

You may create an account and then submit your personal information for a future vaccine appointment.  To do so, visit the Florida Department of Health Polk County’s vaccination registration web portal HERE.

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