COVID-19 Information: test sites, vaccinationsresources

 
 
 
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PLEASE NOTE: As a courtesy to residents, Escambia County is posting this information about the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 information. Updates are made as new information is received from the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, and from local, federal and state partners. For more information, please call 866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or visit the Florida Department of Health vaccine website hereClick here for the latest Florida Department of Health Public Health Advisory.

The CDC has updated their guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • The Transportation Security Administration's mask mandate is in place through Jan. 18, 2022 in airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through January 18, 2022.
For Escambia County specific COVID-19 questions please email covid19@myescambia.com.

Looking for data? 
Visit the Florida Department of Health's website for the Friday report, vaccine locator and testing locator.

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Testing Sites

  • Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart
    • Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart will suspend its COVID-19 testing site in Pensacola. The last scheduled testing drive-through staffed by Ascension Medical Group will be Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5192 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola. 

  • Community Health Northwest Florida —  Community Health Northwest Florida has discontinued its drive-through testing operation at Brownsville Community Center.
     
    Due to significant decrease in demand, at this time Community Health Northwest Florida will no longer offer COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Cantonment Pediatrics. Please check the Community Health Northwest Florida Facebook page for updates and additional information. 

  • Baptist Health Care - Call the screening center at 850-434-4080 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to determine if you need an appointment. Online assessment screenings are also available at eBaptistHealthCare.org or by texting “Screen” to 850-318-3080. The online assessment screening is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   
  • FDOH-Escambia-
    • Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, FDOH-Escambia will offer COVID-19 rapid testing to all persons with or without symptoms, by appointment only at FDOH-Escambia Fairfield, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Fla.
      • Appointment required. Call 850-595-6500 option 6 to schedule an appointment.
      • Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at FDOH-Escambia Fairfield, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Fla.
      • Bring a valid form of identification. Rapid testing results available within 30 minutes. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.
      • Schedule is subject to change.
    • Effective immediately, FDOH-Escambia has suspended COVID-19 testing offered through coordination with Statlab. Closure of the drive-thru testing site at Brownsville Community Center and 1295 West Fairfield Drive is due to a decline in demand for COVID-19 tests. COVID-19 testing sites continue to be available at several locations in Escambia County, including the rapid testing schedule outlined above.

Vaccination

All individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine as of April 5. (Governor's Office News Release) The CDC also authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older. The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in individuals age 16 years of age and older (FDA News Release). Floridians are encouraged to pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov. Once pre-registered, they’ll be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. Floridians can also call the vaccine preregistration phone number for their county, listed HERE. 

The state launched a way for homebound seniors to sign up to have the vaccine come directly to them. Please email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to put in your request.

Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart

Community Health Northwest Florida 

Community Health Northwest Florida, in partnership with Escambia County, will begin offering COVID-19 booster shots of Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines on from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at its vaccination clinic inside Brownsville Community Center. The booster shot clinics are open to individuals age 18 and older. Please call Community Health Vaccine Call Center at 850-439-3358 to schedule an appointment.

A special COVID-19 booster shot clinic will be held at the Brownsville Community Center on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Doses of Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson will be available. Please call 850-439-3358 to schedule an appointment.

There are now booster recommendations from the CDC/FDA for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. The recommendations are:

  • Moderna: The use of a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine that may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to
    • Individuals 65 years of age and older,
    • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19,
    • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19.
  • Pfizer: The use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine that may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to
    • Individuals 65 years of age and older,
    • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19,
    • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19.
  • Johnson & Johnson: The use of a single booster dose of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

    may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose primary series to

    • Individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Community Health Northwest Florida encourages all individuals age 12 and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine to take advantage of one of these vaccination opportunities. Persons wishing to participate in any CHNWF vaccination clinic may call the Community Health Vaccine Call Center at 850-439-3358 to schedule an appointment or simply walk in at their convenience during regular operating hours.

IMPORTANT:

  • All adult participants will be required to show photo ID at time of appointment.
  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or have had symptoms of illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath) in the past 14 days should not receive the vaccine and should not enter clinic facility. 
  • Individuals who have had the monoclonal antibody infusion treatment should wait at least 90 days before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Additional information on Community Health Northwest Florida COVID-19 vaccine clinics is available by calling the Community Health COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 850-439-3358.

Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

  • FDOH-Escambia is offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible persons at the FDOH-Escambia Fairfield clinic: 1295 W Fairfield Dr, Pensacola, FL 32501.
    • Walk-ins, no appointment needed. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.
    • FDOH-Escambia currently offers three authorized vaccines to eligible persons. Pfizer for ages 12 and up. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson for ages 18 and up.
    • Beginning Monday, November 15, 2021, FDOH-Escambia will offer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to children 5 to 11 years.

In keeping with CDC guidance, COVID-19 vaccine boosters are recommended for all 3 authorized vaccines. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Department of Health. Questions can be directed to FDOH-Escambia’s COVID-19 phone line at 850-595-6500 option 6.

Moderna: COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed their initial COVID-19 vaccination series, at least 6 months have passed since the completion of their second dose and they meet one of the following criteria*:

  • 65 years or older
  • 18-64 year of age with underlying medical condition(s)
  • 18-64 years of age with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
  • *Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals or organ transplant recipients may receive a booster 28 days since the completion of their second dose.

Pfizer: COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed their initial COVID-19 vaccination series, at least 6 months have passed since the completion of their second dose and they meet one of the following criteria*:

  • 65 years or older
  • 18-64 year of age with underlying medical condition(s)
  • 18-64 years of age with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
  • *Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals or organ transplant recipients may receive a booster 28 days since the completion of their second dose.

Johnson and Johnson: COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for individuals who have received their initial COVID-19 vaccination and at least two months have passed since their initial dose.

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

•  The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System's Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola and the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mississippi offers COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. based on availability.

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

CVS

  • Register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. People without online access can contact CVS customer service at (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.

Publix

Walmart and Sam's Club

Winn-Dixie - Monitor the Winn-Dixie online portal here.

State of Florida

  • Sign up for text message updates about the vaccine and distribution by texting “FLCOVID19” to 888777. After you submit the text message, it will ask you to supply your zip code for local-level updates.
  • Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine Report This report includes a breakdown of who has received the vaccine by age, race, sex and county.
  • Information about the statewide vaccine distribution plan can be found at floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida.
  • Citizen’s call line for vaccine concerns (Governor’s Office): (850) 717-9337 
  • The Florida Health Department has a COVID-19 vaccine locator site at http://ow.ly/k0FX50De10y

Walgreens

  • Eligible individuals can schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Walgreens. Walgreens is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at select locations. Florida residents 16 and up can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccine appointments can be scheduled at the following Walgreens locations:
    • 4497 Mobile Highway
    • 20 W Nine Mile Road
    • 6314 N 9th Ave
    • 870 E Cervantes St
    • 700 N Pace Blvd.
    • 1841 E Olive Road
    • 5995 Mobile Highway
    • 2237 W Nine Mile Road
    • 85 Beverly Pkway

    How to schedule a vaccination appointment at Walgreens:

    • Option 1: To schedule a vaccine at Walgreens.com:
      • Visit www.walgreens.com/schedulevaccine.
      • Click "Schedule new appointment."
      • Check to see if appointments are available in your area.
      • Log-in or create a Walgreens pharmacy account.
      • Attest to meeting the state/local eligibility requirements and answer screening questions to determine if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 
      • If eligible, select the date and time for both the first and second dose. Your appointment confirmation will be sent via email.
    • Option 2: To schedule a vaccine over the phone:
      • Call your local Walgreens pharmacy or 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733)
      • Choose option 1 for COVID-19 vaccine appointment information. We can help you in English and Spanish
      • Follow the steps to schedule your appointment(s) for your first and second doses (if applicable)
    • Option 3: To schedule inside a Walgreens store
      • Visit any local Walgreens store with a pharmacy.
      • Ask any pharmacy team member for assistance in scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

  • The monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site the Bayview Community Center in Escambia County closed Friday, Nov. 19. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is seeking monoclonal antibody treatment is asked to not enter the Bayview Community Center or Bayview Senior Center.
    Alternative monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations in this area are listed below,
  • Alternative monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations in this area are listed below, available by provider-referral only.
    • Baptist Hospital- 1000 W Moreno St., Pensacola, FL
    • West Florida Hospital- 8383 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL
    • Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola- 5151 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL
    • East Hill Pharmacy, 2899 N 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL

The Florida Department of Health will continue to allocate doses of monoclonal antibodies to health care providers with high utilization rates and will ensure inventory levels meet county demand.

Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization.

However, to support Governor DeSantis’ initiative, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients.

The antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to the treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis. By providing access to these treatments at these new sites, Governor DeSantis is alleviating demand on hospital resources and further making sure that Floridians have access to all potential treatments that can help them recover from COVID-19.

Visit the Florida Department of Health for more information.

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