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COVID-19

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

In accordance with federal and state guidelines, all individuals age 12 and older, who are Florida residents or who are present in Florida for the purpose of providing goods or services for the benefit of residents and visitors, are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Seminole County.

At this time, individuals age 12-17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian when receiving a vaccine. Parents and guardians will need to bring a current identification.

COVID-19 vaccines are offered at the Sanford office, located at 400 West Airport Boulevard, Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. - 3:45p.m.

Call 407-665-3700 for an appointment.

For additional vaccine sites please visit prepareseminole.org.

Introduction

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which has caused a global pandemic. COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, sore throat, and fatigue (full list of symptoms are available on the CDC’s COVID-19 Symptoms website). Since the start of the pandemic, tens of millions of infections and over one million deaths have been reported globally.

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Public Health Response

The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating guidelines based off the latest available scientific knowledge of SARS-CoV-2. Case investigators, contact tracers and epidemiologists are working every day to stop the spread of COVID-19. To learn more about COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 and to see the latest case counts and other epidemiological data, please visit the below websites:

World Health Organization (Global Data)  |  Data Dashboard  |  COVID-19 website

CDC (National Data)  |  Data Dashboard  |  COVID-19 website

Florida Department of Health (State Data)  |  Data Dashboard  |  COVID-19 website

For specific Seminole County information please call the Seminole County Citizens Information Line at (407) 665-0000.

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are offered at the Sanford office, located at 400 West Airport Boulevard, Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. - 3:45p.m. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are being administered, depending on availability.

Call 407-665-3700 for an appointment.

For lost COVID-19 vaccine cards- Replacement vaccine cards are provided at the Sanford Office on a walk-in basis.

If you are in need of other vaccines for safe travels the Sanford office is prepared to help! Available are: Yellow fever, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, Cholera

For additional COVID-19 vaccine sites please visit www.prepareseminole.org

COVID-19 Testing

Types of COVID-19 Tests

There are two types of tests available for COVID-19: viral (nose or throat swab) and antibody (blood). The antibody test cannot be used to diagnose COVID-19. For more information about these two types of tests, visit the CDC COVID-19 Testing Overview website.

Find & Register for COVID-19 Testing in Seminole County

COVID-19 testing has been made widely available across public and private sectors in Seminole County to ensure accessibility and availability to the general public. To locate a testing site in Seminole County, please visit the Prepare Seminole website.

Isolation & Quarantine

Isolation

When someone tests positive for COVID-19, the CDC and Florida Department of Health recommend that the individual stays home (isolation) until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation.

Quarantine

When someone is directly exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, the CDC and Florida Department of Health recommend that the individual stays home (quarantine). For more information on quarantine, visit the CDC COVID-19 When to Quarantine website.

For more information on what to do if you are sick or exposed to COVID-19, visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Response website and see the below infographics:


 If you or someone you have been in contact with has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you or someone you have been in contact with has tested positive for covid19

 

Si usted o alguien con quien has esta enfermo con COVID-19.

 you or someone you have been in contact with has tested positive for covid19