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DOH Alachua COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Notice 

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is offering COVID-19 testing to those who are currently symptomatic.

Due to high demand, COVID-19 testing at the Alachua County Health Department is by appointment ONLY and exclusively for those who are ill (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea). If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to be tested, please call (352) 334-8810 to make an appointment.

If you need a COVID-19 test for travel purposes, please call the Alachua County Health Department's Foreign Travel appointment line at (352) 334-7910.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatments Available Now

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments (MAB) for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death among high-risk individuals. This treatment is available widely in Florida.

Individuals 12 years and older who are high-risk, that have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, are eligible for this treatment. Treatment is free and vaccination status does not matter. To learn more visit: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/monoclonal-antibody-therapy/

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Notice 

ALL PERSONS 5 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE IN FLORIDA

PERSONS AGES 5-11: CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine. Learn more about vaccines for children and teens.

PERSONS AGES 12-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 12 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.

COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSE

 

For a list of participating retailers please visit: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/

IF YOU RECEIVED: Pfizer-BioNTech

Who can get a booster?

Teens 16-17 years old.

Who should get a booster?

Adults 18 years and older.

When to get a booster:

At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Which booster should you get?

Teens 16-17 years old can get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Adults 18 years and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.

Are booster shots the same formulation as existing vaccines?

Yes. COVID-19 booster shots are the same formulation as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, it is half the dose of the vaccine people get for their initial series.

IF YOU RECEIVED: Moderna

Who should get a booster?

Adults 18 years and older.

When to get a booster?

At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Which booster should you get?

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.

IF YOU RECEIVED: Johnson & Johnson's Janssen 

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

18 years or older

When to get a booster:

At least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Which booster should you get?

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.

 

For more information regarding COVID-19 vaccines visit: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot | CDC.

For statewide information regarding COVID-19 please visit: floridahealthcovid19.gov

How to report any side effects after getting your COVID-19 vaccine:

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information.

Note: V-safe cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments, nor serve as an official record of being vaccinated against COVID-19. V-safe does not provide medical advice. If you have symptoms or health problems that concern you at any time following COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your healthcare provider. In addition, if you have not been able to report your post-vaccination experience in v-safe (because of a missed or expired health check-in), you can also report adverse events after vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

V-safe Information Sheet English

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