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Florida Department of Health in Escambia County Announces Pop-Up Site Featuring COVID-19 Testing and TDaP and Hepatitis A Vaccinations

By FDOH-Escambia

September 25, 2020

Pensacola, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is announcing a pop-up site that will expand specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to community residents and provide vaccinations for tetanus and hepatitis A.

FDOH-Escambia reminds everyone to get vaccinated, and stay vaccinated, against tetanus and hepatitis A. Tetanus can be contracted through cuts and other open wounds that can occur while cleaning up after a storm or other construction or clean-up work. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable illness that can be highly contagious and easily contracted through contaminated food and water. This pop-up site will feature no-charge immunizations for TDaP (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) and hepatitis A.



FDOH-Escambia Pop-Up Site

COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing and Vaccination (TDaP and Hepatitis A) Schedule*

Where:

Perdido Key Fire Station

15500 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507

When :

Saturday, September 26
Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT

Sunday, September 27
Open 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT

Who:

Adults 18+ are eligible for vaccinations

COVID testing is available for all ages

How: 
Walk-in, no appointment needed 

Bring your ID card

Results for COVID-19 tests taken at this event are expected by 9/30


*Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies..


The primary focus for COVID testing is to help identify those who are COVID positive and that need contact tracing. This effort is part of the continuing public health surveillance and monitoring for COVID-19 that is occurring across the state. 

Sites for COVID-Testing in Escambia County 

Persons who become sick should call, do not visit, their health care provider and tell them about their symptoms and travel history or exposure to a COVID-19 patient. Persons who do not have a health care provider or health insurance, may call (do not visit) Community Health Northwest Florida at 850-436-4630 or other community walk-in care locations, and tell them about their symptoms and travel history or exposure to a COVID-19 patient. 

An online assessment screening for COVID-19 is available to determine if further diagnostic testing is needed. The screening can also be accessed by texting “Screen” to 850-318-3080. The screening is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call the screening center at 850-434-4080 to determine if you need an appointment. 

COVID-19 testing is available at several locations in Escambia County, including drive-thru and walk-up testing.

  • IMPORTANT: Pre-screening may be required before arriving at testing centers by calling the local COVID-19 Screening Call Center at 850-746-2684.
  • The screening call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The call center staff will assist in helping find the testing center that best fits the needs of each person needing a COVID-19 test.
  • The hours of operation for some testing centers for COVID-19 are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The call center staff will confirm the hours, as they vary by location and day of week. 

Testing sites and eligibility criteria vary and are subject to change. For more detailed information on testing sites, visit Escambia County’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage or call the Citizen Information Center at 850-471-6600. 

For More Information on COVID-19 

Visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 webpage for information on COVID-19If you have questions, please call the Department’s COVID-19 Call Centers available 24/7 at 1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov

The free StrongerThanC19 app is available to both iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores. 

The StrongerThanC19 app and website are designed to gather information to help the Department of Health track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; they are not intended to be used as a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice. 

For More Information on Immunizations 

FDOH-Escambia encourages you to talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure your family is up to date on recommended vaccines. We also encourage you to visit the CDC’s Interactive Vaccine Guide and use the CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you. 

For more information regarding immunizations and other preventive health measures, please call 850-872-4455 or visit the FDOH-Escambia website at EscambiaHealth.com.

 

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