The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations at its main office in Ocala (located at 1801 SE 32nd Ave.) in June.
Vaccinations will be provided on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ups are available. To schedule an appointment, call (352) 644-2590 during business hours Monday through Friday.
Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are available. Anyone age 12 or older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Anyone age 18 years old or older can receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany individuals younger than 18 years old who will be receiving a vaccination.
As of Friday, May 28, 153,558 Marion residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across all vaccine providers. This includes vaccinations performed by the Department of Health, hospitals, long-term care facilities, etc. More than 276,000 doses of vaccine have been administered to residents (includes first and second doses). The result – 42.6 percent of Marion County’s residents are at least partially vaccinated, and 36.1 percent are fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 case update
Marion’s COVID-19 cases are trending downward. From COVID-19 case reports over the past seven days, Marion saw an average of:
- 30.6 new cases reported per day;
- 4.3 percent daily positivity rate; and
- 0.57 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day.
In comparison, from May 1-28, Marion saw an average of:
- 39.6 new cases reported per day;
- 5.3 percent daily positivity rate; and
- 1.32 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day.