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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Florida Department of Health in Putnam County

Register at any one of these sites for your COVID-19 vaccination.

CVS - (select locations)

Wal-Mart - (select locations)

Sam’s Club - (select locations)

Winn Dixie - (select locations)

Walgreens Pharmacies - (select locations)

Publix Pharmacies

The State of Florida continues to support and ensure adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply are widely available, including booster doses and additional doses. Individuals can talk to their health care provider about whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose or an additional dose is appropriate for them.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a booster dose increases the immune response of individuals who have completed the recommended number of initial doses for a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an additional dose is to achieve a sufficient immune response among immunocompromised individuals

The Florida Department of Health in Putnam County (DOH-Putnam) is offering free Testing and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Free Testing Location and Times:

Putnam County Testing Kiosk

1101 Husson Avenue, Palatka

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Appointments are required after 1 PM

call 888-702-9042 for further details.


Vaccination Site and Times:

Putnam County Health Department

2801 Kennedy Street, Palatka

Monday - Friday, 9 am – 3 pm

Influenza vaccinations are also available upon request

no appointment needed

Boosters for all vaccines are available including the

Pfizer booster is available for those 12+

Moderna Vaccine is available for those 18+

Johnson & Johnson available for those 18+

Pfizer Vaccine for those 5+


For residents who are under 18 years old, DOH-Putnam is offering only the Pfizer vaccine. For all individuals under 18, a parent/guardian must be present at the time of vaccination and sign the COVID-19 consent forms (English) or consent forms (Spanish).

To expedite visits, participants should download and fill out the appropriate consent form and bring it with them to this event. For those who are unable to download this form and print it out, forms will be available at the event. Read and review the appropriate Fact Sheet and Notice of Privacy Practices.

For more information, visit the

For further COVID-19 Information please refer to

  • Medicaid transportation for COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Vaccine Forms and Fact Sheets

Do you need a ride to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Do you have Medicaid?

If yes, there is help! Florida Medicaid will take you to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. All you need to do is set up a time to get your vaccine. Next, let your Medicaid plan know you need a ride and they will take care of the rest. If you are not enrolled in a plan, call the Medicaid Helpline at 1-877-254-1055 to fnd out the name and phone number for a transportation service.

Download the flyer for more information.

We want to thank the Putnam County Fairgrounds for hosting the Putnam effort on behalf of our residents.  We thank the Putnam County EOC, Fire and Rescue, Sheriff, the State Regional Nurse Team (IMT) and the National Guard for their partnership and support of DOH-Putnam in these missions.

It is critical for Floridians to fully understand and follow important healthy activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember the following significant precautions:

  1. Practice Social Distancing. (Maintain at least 6 feet between other people in any public area.)
  2. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds. (Or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.)
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. (Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.)

You can learn more about preventing COVID-19 by visiting

Click on image below to view documentCOVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION GUIDE