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Charlotte County COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 Dec 14 - Mar 01, 2021

All Day


Vaccination appointments can now be made by calling 866-200-9160 (or 833-990-3549 for TTY users).


There is no fee for the vaccine.  Identification is required. If you are a healthcare worker, please bring identification and a copy of your ID badge or a current paystub.

Second Dose Appointments: All individuals who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County Jan. 1, 2021 - CURRENT:

Date: On the Back of Card
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Harold Avenue Park, 23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, FL

Due to uncertainty regarding vaccine supply due to weather-related disruptions, Department of Health vaccine appointments at Harold Avenue Regional Park scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 24. This includes both first shot appointments in the morning and second shot appointments in the afternoon.

Bring ID & COVID-19 Vaccination Card.  Complete your Consent Form ahead of time for a faster process. 

DOH Charlotte Consent Form

Vaccination is not recommended if:

  • You are currently experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms or any other illness. (Please wait until you are symptom free for 24 hours)
  • You have had COVID-19 within the last 90 days.  (Please check back after 90 days)



  • Publix Pharmacy
    Several Charlotte County Publix supermarket locations, by appointment only.
    Register online:
    Appointments cannot be made by phone. No walk-ups will be accepted.
    The local Department of Health does not have information regarding Publix vaccines.

  • Winn-Dixie
    Select locations only.
    The local Department of Health does not have information regarding Winn-Dixie vaccines.


The CharCoCares text system provides local updates related to COVID-19, area resources and opportunities as they become available. This system will also be used to share updates and announcements about vaccine availability.

Simply text "CharCoCares" to 888-777 on your smartphone to opt in. The service is free; message and data rates may apply.

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Thank you for allowing DOH-Charlotte to serve you.  Your participation in this survey will be of great help. We want to support our community efficiently & effectively.


Vaccination Information:

 During the first phase of vaccine administration, vaccinations will go to the following populations:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older; and
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact.

Updates on the timeline for the general public
will be provided as those plans become available.

Do I need to be a resident of Florida to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on January 21 prioritizing vaccines for residents of the State of Florida or individuals in Florida for the purpose of providing health care services involving direct contact with patients.

To prove residency an adult resident must provide a copy of his or her valid Florida driver license or a copy of a valid Florida identification card.

Seasonal residents may provide a copy of two of the following to show proof of residential address:

  1. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
  2. One proof of residential address from the season resident’s parent, step-parent or legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
  3. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration.
  4. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
  5. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  6. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

Seasonal resident means any person who temporarily resides in this state for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in this state, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.



Check back for the most up-to-date information for Charlotte County.


 V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
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CDC has created a way for you to report how you feel after COVID-19 vaccination through a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with you.

Learn more about v-safe after vaccination health checker.


 COVID-19 Test Site Locations & information



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