COVID-19 vaccine available for those 12 and up

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Posted May 17, 2021 | Ocala Gazette Staff

Those 12 and older can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County have started administering the shots to those newly eligible, according to a DOH press release.

Those who wish to get the vaccine do not need an appointment. Anyone under 18, however, will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Vaccines are available at the Paddock Mall, 3100 SW State Road 200, on the following dates at times:

  • Monday, May 17 from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 24 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. While not required, individuals can also register online for an appointment at (or directly at

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