COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Note: The State of Florida is distributing vaccine supplies to hospitals, health centers, pharmacies, health department offices, Publix stores, and other agencies.
The schedulers’ calls should display as coming from the health department’s main phone number, which is 352-629-0137.
The department may occasionally have a third-party vendor scheduling appointments as well. If you have spam block on your phone, you may want to turn it off while you are waiting for a call regarding a vaccination appointment.
If you qualify for vaccination due to being extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, your physician will need to complete this form. You will then need to take that form with you to your vaccination appointment at one of the retail pharmacies or federal sites providing vaccinations.
Department of Health in Marion County COVID-19 vaccinations are currently provided at their main office at 1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-up vaccinations are available.
Additional locations in Marion County that may be providing COVID-19 vaccines include the Heart of Florida Health Center, Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Winn Dixie, Walgreens, and CVS Pharmacy.
Heart of Florida Health Center (myhfhc.org)
Sam's Club (samsclub.com/covid)
Winn Dixie (winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine)
The Department of Health in Marion County is currently vaccinating with either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose shot. Pfizer requires 21 days between the first and second shot.
The Johnson & Johnson shot requires only one dose for full immunization.
For more information about these shot and other COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use, please visit: cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/eua/.
More vaccine information
General questions about the vaccine? Call the State Hotline at 866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. The state hotline will not take appointment requests.
CDC vaccine FAQ:
Report side effects to the CDC:
Florida Vaccine Report will be updated daily at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. This report includes a breakdown of who has received the vaccine by age, race, sex and county.
View Gov. Ron DeSantis' Executive Order on vaccine distribution: Executive Order 20-315.