The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County announced that it will be holding three COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people aged 65 and older the week of Jan. 25, 2021 at St. Leo University.

Appointment registration will open at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24. Appointments are mandatory to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

There will be 700 appointments available each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan 25, Wednesday, Jan. 27 and Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Leo University, 3701 State Road 52.

Individuals 65 and older must go to PatientPortalFL.com or call 1-844-770-8548 to create an account with CDR Maguire: Health and Medical. Creating this account is required.

Those who have already created an account with CDR Maguire will receive an alert that appointments are open and will need to log into the patient portal to register for an appointment.

DOH-Pasco stated that appointments to receive the first dose of the vaccination will not be held at the Port Richey Sears location at Gulf View Square Mall the week of Jan. 25th. Only second dose appointments will be at the Sears location on Tuesday and Thursday (Jan. 26 and 28).

Individuals requiring their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be receiving an email from: CDRM Health No-Reply: no-reply@cdrmhealth.com, not from the Pasco County Health Department.

It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for vaccination appointments. If the online patient portal was used to register for an appointment, instead of calling, those people should bring a printed or digital copy of the confirmation email they received containing a QR code.

Pasco residency is not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but Florida residency is.

Seasonal residents may also qualify for vaccination. These residents must provide a copy of two of the following show proof of residency.

- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.

- One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident's parent, step-parent or legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.

- A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration.

- A utility bill, not more than two months old.

- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than two months old.

- Mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than two months old.