COVID vaccine 4

The COVID vaccine

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County will offer another round of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older.

The drive-thru clinic will give the vaccine to the first 1,000 individuals who come to the event beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, at Central Ridge District Park, 6905 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills. 

The park will be closed Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, due to COVID-19 vaccine distribution by DOH-Citrus. The park will reopen to citizens at sunrise Sunday, Jan. 24.

No overnight parking will be permitted. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will monitor the area and be taking enforcement action if necessary. 

The vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Law enforcement will be on hand. Motorhomes and vehicles over 7 feet tall will not be permitted due to height restrictions. 

Each person must provide valid identification and plan to be in Citrus County to receive their second-round shot, 28 days after their first dose.  

Individuals will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card that lists the date and the manufacturer for the first vaccination, and the date the second dose is due. Individuals will also receive an appointment date, time and location to receive their second dose from DOH-Citrus. Individuals must keep the COVID-19 vaccination record card in order to receive their second dose from DOH-Citrus. 

The Moderna vaccine will be given at the clinic. Prior to receiving the vaccine, individuals will be required to download and complete the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent at:  A Moderna Fact Sheet with information on what to expect during and after the injection will also be given before receiving the vaccine. All documents will also be available on-site. 

As more vaccines become available, additional dates, locations and ways to receive the vaccine will be announced. 

Contact Chronicle reporter Fred Hiers at or 352-397-5914.