COVID-19 vaccination clinics: Week of March 7

Registration re-opens Sunday, March 7, to receive next week's supply of the COVID-19 vaccine administered by the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County.

DOH-Pasco and Pasco County Emergency Management continues to operate drive-thru clinics at Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey and Saint Leo University.

Vaccination appointments for first doses will open for registration at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 7. Appointments are mandatory to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and health officials continue to advise individuals that demand is greater than supply, meaning appointments will fill up quickly.

Next week's vaccination dates through March 12 are as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Leo University.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sears at Gulf View Square Mall

DOH-Pasco will NOT be providing vaccinations at either location on Saturday, March 13 or Sunday, March 14.

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.

On March 3, four federally-supported vaccination sites opened in Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando, according to a DOH-Pasco press release. These federally-supported sites are being established as part of a joint mission through the federal and state government to increase vaccine access in or near Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade and Orange counties.

Appointments are not required at any of the federally-supported sites. However, individuals who are interested in scheduling an appointment may visit myvaccine.fl.gov. These sites are vaccinating the following populations, as per Executive Order 21-47:

- Long-term care facility residents and staff

- Persons 65 years of age and older

- Health care personnel with direct patient contact

- K-12 school employees 50 years of ages and older

- Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of ages and older

- Firefighters 50 years of age and older

- Individuals deemed extremely vulnerable by a licensed physician

DOH-Pasco is not using myvaccine.fl.gov for vaccination appointments.

COVID-19 vaccine is also offered at the following pharmacies:

Publix

- Publix Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccination Locations

Winn-Dixie

27301 Wesley Chapel Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

- 1640 US-19, Holiday, FL 34691

Walmart

28500 FL-54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

SECOND DOSE

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.

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

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.

COVID TESTING

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.