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COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Options in Santa Rosa County

By Dana Grissom, PIO

August 14, 2021

Milton, FL –The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County is reminding the public that both vaccination and testing locations are widely available in Florida. This includes most commercial pharmacies and doctors’ offices. A full list of vaccination and testing locations in Santa Rosa County, as well as statewide, are available on www.floridahealthcovid19.gov.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021, NOMI Health will expand COVID-19 testing through two new testing sites.

These will be located at the following locations operating from 8:00am – 6:00pm daily, Monday through Sunday.

Clyde L. Gracey Community Center
5629 Byrom Street Milton, Florida
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Gulf Breeze Flea Market
5760 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Testing will be offered on a first come, first served basis, with no pre-screening or appointment required. Sites will offer walkup testing with both PCR (24-48 Hour results) and Rapid Antigen testing (20-minute results) available. Testing is available to insured and uninsured citizens. Insurance information will be collected.

For further information regarding these COVID testing sites contact NOMI Health Call Center at 904-295-0562.

Mitigation Measures
Public health is everyone’s responsibility. In addition to getting vaccinated, the best way to prevent illness is to practice tried and true public health mitigation measures, including:

Getting vaccinated against other preventable diseases.

  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Washing your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol in the ingredients.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze by using a tissue or your sleeve or elbow.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be vital to ending the pandemic, including combating the recent case increases nationally and globally.

Vaccines
The authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines:

  • Significantly reduce the risk of contracting the virus even if you are exposed.
  • Teach your body how to fight the virus.
  • Reduce the risk of severe symptoms, hospitalization, and death if you contract the virus.
  • Minimize the ability for the virus to spread, especially to our most vulnerable populations.
  • Fight against emerging variants that can cause worse symptoms and be more transmissible.

For a further list of vaccination and testing sites, visit www.floridahealthcovid19.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.

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