The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County announced its next round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, beginning Monday, Feb. 14.
In partnership with Pasco County Emergency Management, the drive-thru vaccination clinics continue to be held at the Sears at Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey and Saint Leo University.
A total of 19 Publix Supermarkets throughout Pasco County continue offering vaccination appointments and DOH-Pasco anticipates other retail pharmacies to join the effort.
Registration for vaccination appointments at Gulf View Square Mall and St. Leo University will open again at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14. Appointments continue to be mandatory and health officials remind the public that demand is still greater than supply, meaning appointments fill up quickly.
Next week's dates for receiving drive-thru vaccination shots can be found below:
Saint Leo University: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 2,700 appointments are available
Sears at Gulf View Square Mall: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 2,400 appointments are available
DOH-Pasco will not be providing vaccinations at either location on Saturday, Feb. 20 or Sunday, Feb. 21.
It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all 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.
The patient portal website is at PatientPortalFL.com and individuals may call 1-844-770-8548 and create an account with CDR Maguire: Heath and Medical. The account allows users to then register for an appointment.
Anyone who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through DOH-Pasco 28 days ago or more and has not received their second dose can go to any of the locations listed above to receive their second dose. No appointment is required. A photo I.D. and the vaccination card received after getting the first dose are both required upon arrival.
Individuals do not have to be Pasco residents to receive the vaccine at county clinic locations, but must be Florida residents and provide proof of residency. Eligible recipients are healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, residents and staff of long-term healthcare facilities and adults aged 65 and older.
Residency can be proven by providing a valid Florida driver’s license or identification card issued by the Florida State Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. If neither of these are on hand, individuals can present any two of six documents that reflect a Florida residential address.
- Category A: a deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement
- Category B: a utility hookup or utility work order dated within 60 days before the date of vaccination
- Category C: a utility bill dated within two months of the date of vaccination
- Category D: mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, dated within two months of the date of vaccination
- Category E: mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, dated within two months of the date of vaccination
- Category F: proof of a Florida residential address for the individual’s parent, stepparent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides in Florida, plus, a written statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
DOH-Pasco has reduced COVID-19 drive-thru testing to three days per week. Testing will only be provided at Sears in the Gulf View Square Mall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-11 a.m. Testing is not provided at St. Leo University.