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COVID-19 Info for Citrus County

Citrus County Health Department

What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Citrus County

The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

Here’s what you can do right now.

How do I prevent and prepare for COVID-19?

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus (and avoid exposing other people).

What do I do if I think I was exposed to COVID-19?

Stay home and monitor your health

  • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

What do I do if I'm sick?

You should prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community by taking basic precautions:

  • Wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when you are around other people.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) away from other people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Answer the call from 352-527-0068 and follow self-isolation and quarantine guidance.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Citrus County

Drive-thru vaccination sites are being provided by the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County. Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Citrus County by visiting or by calling 866-201-0442.

This website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available in the county. On the site, residents can select Citrus County and submit their contact information. 

Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted through the system (not by DOH-Citrus) by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment. Please do not call DOH-Citrus to check the status of your preregistration. When vaccines and appointments are available, you will be notified. 

If you preregistered using the statewide system, expect to be notified by Share Care or Calendly to schedule your apptointment. Calls may be from an unknown number. Remember: operators will never ask you to provide credit card or other financial information.

Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks.

Only the Moderna vaccine will be given at this time. Prior to receiving the vaccine, individuals will be required to download and complete the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent. A Moderna Fact Sheet in English and Spanish with information on what to expect during and after the injection will also be given before receiving the vaccine.

As vaccines become available in Citrus County, vaccination clinic dates will be announced. Information regarding availability and future vaccine clinics will be shared with local media outlets, posted online at or on Twitter at @FLHealthCitrus.