Additional pharmacies across the state have started to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations, enabling residents to visit their local Walmart, Sam’s Club, Winn-Dixie, and Publix for shots.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced during a visit earlier this month to a Jacksonville Walmart that the vaccine will be available at 490 pharmacy locations across 52 Florida counties starting Feb. 12. For the first week, Florida was expected to receive 65,300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Frontline health care workers, as well as residents aged 65 years and older, are eligible to receive these vaccines.
In Hernando County, the Florida Department of Health COVID dashboard reports there have been 10,442 positive cases as of Feb. 11 and 363 deaths resulting from COVID-19. In a week, the number of residents positive with COVID-19 has increased by 295 people. Resident hospitalizations have reached 892, an increase of 13 people from the week of Feb. 3-11. In Florida, at least 1,798,280 cases of COVID have been established, resulting in 28,208 resident deaths and 483 non-resident deaths.
DOH-Hernando continues to vaccinate eligible seniors and health care workers, and as of Feb. 9, administered 24,015 doses and vaccinated 17,304 people. A total of 6,711 people have completed both doses to be considered fully immunized.
To register for a vaccine appointment with DOH-Hernando, visit www.patientportalfl.com or call 844-770-8548.
Any questions related to COVID-19 can be made by calling the DOH call center, available 24/7, at 1-866-779-6121.
Additional pharmacy locations and websites are listed below.
13300 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville
2240 Commercial Way, Spring Hill
19390 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville
160 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill
4365 Commercial Way, Spring Hill
14371 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill
4158 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill
13455 County Line Road, Spring Hill
9595 Commercial Way, Spring Hill