Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County Introduces ShareCare - New Appointment System
January 26, 2021
Charlotte County, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County, in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health, is introducing a new system for making appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine in Charlotte County.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments may now be made by calling 866-200-9160 (or 833-990-3549 for TTY users).
Appointments are based on vaccine availability. New appointment openings will be announced in advance.
To receive a text message about vaccine appointment openings, text CharCoCares to 888-777.
Appointments for second doses will be provided when first doses are received.
COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to high-risk frontline healthcare workers and to those 65 and older.
The drive-through clinic will be held at the Harold Avenue Regional Park, located at 23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, FL.
Appointments are required
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.
The Health Department is following the state Surgeon General’s Public Health Advisory, which requires every vaccine provider in Florida to ensure every recipient is either a resident of Florida or is a frontline healthcare worker providing services in Florida.
Florida Residency Requirements:
- Valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card
- Two of the following items:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement. (Copies of deeds can be found on the Charlotte County Property Appraiser website)
- A utility hookup or work order that is not more than two months old.
- A utility bill that is not more than two months old.
- Mail from a bank or other financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, that is not more than two months old.
- Mail from a government agency that is not more than two months old. (Mail from a government agency can include tax bills showing a Florida address. Tax bills can be found on the Charlotte County Property Appraiser website).
Vaccination is not recommended if:
- You are currently experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms or any other illness. Please wait you have been symptom free for 24 hours.
- You have had COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Please check back after 90 days.
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19 for adults 18 years and older. The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose series separated by 28 days.
According to CDC, both this disease and the vaccine are new. We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov or floridahealth.gov.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.