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By Ryan Mims

March 29, 2021

Patti Roberts, PIO
Patricia.Roberts@flhealth.govOffice: 850-401-6353


DeFuniak Springs, Fla. –

Persons in the following categories 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 or TYY833-476-1520.


  • Persons 40 years of age or older and critical health care workers
  • Persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 (must have letter from physician or completed DOH form found at signed by physician)


Appointments will be for one of the below days:


  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    DOH-Walton - Coastal Branch Clinic, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Thursday, April 1, 2021
    DeFuniak Springs – Walton County Fairgrounds
  • Friday, April 2, 2021
    DOH-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.

Persons may also receive a vaccination at all three Walton County Publix locations. Visit Winn-Dixie in DeFuniak Springs is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations, visit  The state vaccine locator can be found at


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 March 21 through March 27, there were 45 new Walton County cases reported. Walton County total cases (7,299). 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 83 deaths in Walton County. COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Walton County Hospitals as of today (3) 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 (273) 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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