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By Patricia Roberts

February 22, 2021

Patti Roberts, PIO
Office: 850-401-6353

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. –The Florida Department of Health in Walton County has received 600 doses of Moderna Covid 19 vaccine for the week of February 22-26. Persons 65 or older and critical health care workers may register for an appointment using the Statewide registrations system at Florida residency is required. On the site, residents can select Walton County and submit their contact information. Individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment. Persons who do not have internet access may call 866-201-3054.

1st dose appointments will be for one of the below days:

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    • FDOH Walton - Coastal Branch Clinic, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021

    • DeFuniak Springs – Walton County Fairgrounds

  • Friday, February 26, 2021

    • FDOH Walton - Coastal Branch Clinic, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The statewide preregistration system also provides each county with a designated help line number. This help line will connect individuals directly with an operator and answer questions regarding the preregistration system. Walton County’s help line number is 833-540-2079.

DOH Walton/Walton Community Health Center conducts free COVID 19 testing in DOH-Walton locations in Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs by appointment only.  Call 850-401-6453 to schedule a testing appointment only. Antibody tests are not available.


Demographic information on Covid-19 cases due to ongoing epidemiological
investigations, are provisional and subject to change: For the week of February 14th through February 20th, there were 113 new Walton County cases reported. Walton County total cases (6908). Municipalities by zip code can be found on the dashboard (click on the bottom of the page Cases by Zip code). Detailed community data excludes outbreaks at Correctional Facilities, Long-Term Care Facilities, and out of state residents tested in Walton County and can be found on the County Line Report on


There have been 82 deaths in Walton County. COVID19 Hospitalizations in Walton County Hospitals as of today (4) This data may include persons other than Walton County cases.


Included in total cases is 494 current and past outbreaks in Walton County Correctional facilities staff and inmates.


Included in total cases is current and past outbreaks of (271) residents and/or staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities in Walton County.  The daily COVID-19 report also includes information from the Agency for Health Care Administration, by county about cases and deaths related to staff or residents in long-term care facilities his report is also available at



To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 website at For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, call (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day or email



For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website at


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