Alachua County Health Department COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Updates

This press release published at the request of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

COVID-19 testing is by appointment only for those who are experiencing symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea). Testing is available at the Alachua County Health Department’s East Gainesville location (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available by calling 352-334-7910.

“Getting a free COVID-19 vaccination prevents expensive and painful hospitalizations,” stated Paul Myers, Administrator of the Alachua County Health Department. “Getting vaccinated protects yourself, family, friends, and those you come into contact with.”

COVID-19 testing at the Alachua County Health Department is by appointment only and exclusively for those who are ill. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to be tested, please call 352-334-8810 to make an appointment.

If you need a COVID-19 test for travel purposes, please call the Alachua County Health Department’s Foreign Travel appointment line at 352-334-7910.

  • The county and their so called relationship with the Florida Department of Health provided no information on Monoclonal therapy treatment sites. Why not?

  • You don’t hear anything about taking care of yourself and staying healthy and keeping your immune system strong by eating
    Right, taking a multiple vitamin, drinking plenty of
    Fresh water, and getting plenty of exercise, fresh air,
    And vitamin D from sunshine..

  • Harold – stop with the fake crap. Dr. McCullough is a cardiologist – so not exactly a Covid expert. He is being sued by Baylor, because he is longer employed by them. And he is running the risk of losing his medical license for spreading false medical information. Most of his medical claims have been proven to be false.

    • Mark,
      Harolds got you triggered I see….stop pushing the get the clot
      Shot…my body, my choice. VAERS data is very compelling. You’re just one of those miserable parasite
      Commies that wants a one world commie gov.
      You’re a fascist Nazi. Papers pleeeze! ACHTUNG!!!
      2 face masks for you, and get your booster shot.
      Don’t worry about the unvaccinated… you’re protected
      Right? You went hook line & sinker for the big lie
      Get the shot propaganda crap. You deserve neither
      Liberty nor safety.

  • Hi Bullwinkle. I am tired of people like Harold propping up fake prophets such as Dr. McCullough. Dr. McCullough is not an expert. I don’t call the plumber to fix my roof, so why trust a cardiologist to prevent a virus. He was been fired from his job, and his opinions have been proven to be wrong. Dr. McCullough was right that we don’t talk enough about early treatment – but his treatments have not been proven to work. And yes I think the VAERS data is interesting, just checked it this morning. 8,202 deaths vs 396,919,564 vaccinations. Also read the VAERS disclaimer – the data is not curated and shows association not causation. I don’t think I mentioned anything about forcing people to get the shot. I would like people to find verifiable facts and scientific data, not hearsay, opinion, and conspiracy. Clot shot you claim – nice rhyme, but can you provide me some real data about the risk of blood clots from the shot?
    Am I a Commie or a Fascist? You realize they are on the opposite ends of the political spectrum?

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