Alachua County Health Department COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Updates

Press release from Alachua County

This press release is 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), and are available at the Alachua County Health Department’s East Gainesville location (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville) from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., all week, including Saturday and Sunday. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 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.”

Due to high demand, 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.

For more information, visit http://www.alachua.floridahealth.gov/.

  • They need to explain why they use a test known by the CDC, not to be able to differentiate between the Flu and the purported SARS-CoV-2 causative agent.

    • i don’t think that is accurate. They are using multiplex tests now that make that distinction and the former test was also accurate for Covid, but they have stopped using it for the newer tests

    • I’ve read in many places that natural immunity is
      Better than the shot. With the shot, you need to keep
      Getting the poisonous booster shot the rest of your life.
      Natural immunity protects you from all variants.

  • This is what a US Senator recently said in an interview. Still want your magic jab?

    Senator Ron Johnson: The American people deserve the truth. Really, the people of the world deserve the truth on this and unfortunately because of the cabal between social media, mainstream media, and our federal health agencies and big government, we’re not getting the truth. The truth has been covered up for months whether we’re talking about gain-of-function research, whether we’re talking about the effectiveness of early treatment. I can’t explain all of this Maria, all I know is something has gone off the rails here. I’m trying to look for answers. It just doesn’t make sense to me… I just received this morning data out of Israel. That shows the population is about 84% vaccinated. But the new cases of COVID in Israel are about 84% with vaccinated individuals. It certainly is looking like the Pfizer vaccine is not working with the Delta variant.


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