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Free back-to-school immunizations available at health department, Paddock Mall

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering back-to-school immunizations opportunities within the month to help children get immunized before the first day of school. Vaccines available will include DTaP, IPV, MMR, hepatitis B, and varicella, as well as COVID-19.

Ocala neurologist agrees to pay $800,000 to resolve allegations of prescribing medically unnecessary, unreasonable drugs

An Ocala neurologist has agreed to pay $800,000 to resolve allegations that he prescribed medically unnecessary and unreasonable prescription drugs. 

New Ocala VA Clinic nearing completion after year of construction

After breaking ground just over a year ago, construction of the new 60,000 square foot Ocala VA Clinic is nearing completion as crews put the final touches on state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar facility.

Ocala Denny’s, McDonalds, Popeyes all receive health inspection warnings

Multiple fast and casual dining restaurants across Ocala, including Denny’s, McDonalds, and Popeyes, were all issued warnings this month for a collection of basic, intermediate, and high priority violations.

Ocala Health employee celebrates 40 years with company

A big congratulations to Ocala Regional Medical Center unit secretary Gracie Bradshaw, who is celebrating 40 years of employment with the hospital. In 40 years, Bradshaw has never called out or missed a day of work.

Florida Department of Health restarting car seat classes this month

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will restart its car seat classes this month.

Ocala Regional Medical breaks ground on new $65 million expansion

The Ocala Regional Medical Center broke ground on a new $65 million expansion this week. The new project will add a dedicated 36-bed neurological intensive care unit, five new cardiovascular procedure suites, and significant renovations of dining space and laboratory facilities.

Vast majority of Ocala restaurants pass food inspections in May, June

In the past two months, over 50 local restaurants have passed food inspections. In general, the vast majority of Marion County and Ocala restaurants pass health inspections upon the first or second visit.

Ocala Health breaking ground on Neuro ICU, CV Procedural Suites

Ocala Health is planning to break ground on a new Neuro Intensive Care Unit and CV Procedural Suites at the Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Downtown patio bar closed after multiple health inspection failures in two-day span

A bar in downtown Ocala that tried to remove a "closed" warning for a failed health inspection, has failed a total of five inspections in a two-day span this week and remained closed as of Saturday morning.

Raccoon in Umatilla area tests positive for rabies

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County reported Umatilla-area residents need to be aware of a raccoon in their area that has tested positive for rabies.

Marion holds special HIV testing event in honor of National HIV Testing Day

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be providing free rapid needle-free testing and at-home HIV testing kits from June 24 to June 25.

DOH-Marion announces COVID-19 vaccination dates & locations

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the weeks ahead.

United Way hosting COVID Assistance Program event

The United Way and Covid Assistance Program (CAP) team are hosting an event on June 17th to help people with rent and utilities who were negatively affected by COVID-19.

Marion County Health Department announces June COVID-19 vaccination dates

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations at its main office in Ocala in June. We’ve got the dates.

Health alert for blue-green algae bloom in Lake Weir rescinded

The health alert issued on May 17 regarding a blue-green algae bloom in Lake Weir has been rescinded.

96 more COVID-19 deaths in Florida as 9.9 million Sunshine State residents vaccinated

More than 9.9 million Floridians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as Florida reported 96 additional deaths on Friday.

4 more local COVID-19 deaths as 400,000-plus local residents vaccinated

Four more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as more than 9.7 million Floridians and 403,000 tri-county area residents have been vaccinated against the deadly virus.

5 more local COVID-19 fatalities as Florida reports 96 more virus-related deaths

Five more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported more than 2,800 new cases and 97 more deaths on Tuesday.

2 more local COVID-19 deaths as 400,000-plus local residents have been vaccinated

Two more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as more than 9.6 million Floridians and 400,000 tri-county area residents have now been vaccinated against the virus.

73 percent of COVID-19 cases in Marion County identified in Ocala

Marion County reported 29 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, with 20 of those being identified in Ocala.

The Centers in Marion County preparing to merge with SMA Healthcare

The Centers in Marion County is preparing to merge with SMA Healthcare effective July 1.

Ocala hits milestone in COVID-19 cases as Florida adds more than 3,300 positive results

Ocala topped 23,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as Florida reported more than 3,300 new positive results and the death toll from the virus continued to climb across the Sunshine State.

One more local COVID-19 death as Florida reports more than 4,000 new cases

One more local resident has died of COVID-19 as Florida reported 50 more fatalities and more than 4,000 new cases of the virus on Thursday.