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DOH-WALTON UPDATES POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 AND CURRENT VACCINATION APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

By Patricia Roberts

April 05, 2021

Contact:
Patti Roberts, PIO
Patricia.Roberts@flhealth.gov
Office: 850-401-6353 

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. –
Persons in the following categories may register for an appointment using the Statewide registrations system at https://myvaccine.fl.gov/. 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.

 

ALL PERSONS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE IN FLORIDA

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

PERSONS AGES 16-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.

To see the latest Executive Order related to vaccine eligibility, click here.

Appointments in Walton County will be for one of the below days:

 

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    DOH-Walton - Coastal Branch Clinic, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
    DeFuniak Springs – Walton County Fairgrounds
  • Friday, April 9, 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 several other Walton County locations. Please check  the state vaccine locator at www.floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/ for your nearest location.

 

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 28 through April 3, there were 71 new Walton County cases reported. Walton County total cases (7,370). 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 FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.

 

There have been 83 deaths in Walton County. COVID-19 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 (274) 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 FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.

 

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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 FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. 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  COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

 

 

For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

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