Pasco to offer first-dose vaccine appointments
BY JOSH FIALLO
Times Staff Writer
(thanks to Atonement member Dennis Loomis for submitting this article)
Pasco County will open up the next round of vaccination appointments at Saint Leo
University for the coming week starting at 2 pm. today (Sunday, January 24).
There will be 700 appointments available each day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus, located at 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo.
As usual, a reservation is required in order to receive a vaccine, according to the Florida
Department of Health in Pasco County.
Those 65 and older seeking a COVID-19 vaccination must register for an account in
advance at patientportalfl.com/s/ or by calling 844-770-8548.
Those who have accounts will receive an alert that appointments are available. Then
they can use the same portal, patientportalfl.com/s/, to register for an appointment or call 844-770-8548.
Residents must bring a photo I.D. to the appointment.
Those who register online must bring a printed or digital copy of the email they received
from county health officials, including the QR code.
Vaccines will only be given to Florida residents, officials say. But Floridians who have
an address outside of Pasco County are eligible to receive a vaccine at a county clinic.
There will be no first-dose vaccinations in the coming week at the Sears Auto Center at
Gulf View Square Mall at 9409 U.S. 19 in Port Richey. That location will only be
handling second-dose appointments on Tuesday and Thursday.
Those awaiting their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine who registered online will
receive an email from CDRM Health No-Reply and this email address: noreply@
cdrmhealth. com. The emails should go out by Monday.
Those who did not register online will receive a phone call and must bring the
vaccination card they received at their first appointment.
Second-dose vaccinations will not be given out without an appointment.
Vaccines will only be made available for Florida residents. Floridians who have an
address outside of Pasco County are eligible to receive the vaccine, however.
ALSO: Atonement member Dennis Loomis is willing to offer help to anyone needing assistance in signing up for the vaccine. If possible, he may also be able to help provide transportation. Give Dennis a call for more information (his number is in the member directory).