VACCINATION INFORMATION | TESTING INFORMATION
COVID VACCINATION AND TESTING:
Please COMPLETE THE CONSENT FORM (accessible from the links below) that MUST be filled out and brought to the Health Department to check-in. The form is fillable online and must be printed and taken to the vaccination site before you will be given the vaccination.
Walk-ins - COVID-19 Vaccination (Johnson & Johnson)
The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County will host a free vaccination event to administer the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine.
Location: Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935
Walk-ins - COVID-19 Vaccination (Moderna)
LaBelle Health Department - 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935
Sunday, May 2nd - 8:30am to 1:00pm (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Sunday, May 9th - 8:30am to 10:30am (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Sunday, May 16th - 8:30am to 1:00pm (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Sunday, May 23rd - (1pm to 3:30pm will be 1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Glades County: Glades County Regional Training Center - 1030 Industrial Dr, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Monday, May 3rd - 8:30am to 11:00am (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Monday, May 10th - 8:30am to 11:00am (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Monday, May 17th - 8:30am to 11:00am (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Monday, May 24th - 8:30am to 11:00am (1st & 2nd doses walk-ins)
Monday, May 31st - HOLIDAY (Vaccine date to be determined)
COVID TESTING LOCATIONS, DATES AND TIMES:
THERE ARE NO TESTING SITES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
DOWNLOAD CONSENT FORMS HERE
HENDRY COUNTY ENGLISH FORM
HATIIAN/CREOLE FORM FORM | SPANISH FORM
GETTING THE MODERNA VACCINE (What to Expect) | V-Safe after Vaccination Health Checker
COVID 19 Websites
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Hendry/Glades 863.674-4041
Respuesta al nuevo coronavirus2019 (COVID-19)
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
CENTROS PARA EL CONTROL Y LA PREVENCION
CDC INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR HOME CARE
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19
FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
The CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security for businesses
HENDRY COUNTY DECLARES LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
click to view declaration.
A local state of emergency is a situation in which a local government is empowered to perform actions or impose policies that it would normally not be permitted to undertake when disaster is imminent and severe enough to require state or federal aid to supplement local resources. A government can declare such a state during a natural disaster, medical pandemics/epidemics, civil unrest, or armed conflict. Such declarations alert citizens of the emergency and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans to help prevent or alleviate damages, loss, hardship or suffering. Through those activities taken to protect its citizens It also enables the local government to immediately obtain resources available to rescue, evacuate, shelter or provide essential commodities (ie., fuel, food etc.) and make reimbursement easier to claim from the federal government supporting all of the local initiatives.
Should I Get Tested For COVID-19 and how should I get tested? Florida Department of Health has guidance. Learn more.
If your travel history has not put you at risk, take note: If you have been in close contact with someone who may have or had COVID-19, and you have symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, or you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes or heart disease, or a history of cancer.
Call, do not visit, your County Health Department (CHD) or health care provider. It’s IMPORTANT to call ahead before visiting your CHD or health care provider. Offices must take proper steps to avoid further spread of COVID-19 when a concerned patient arrives for a medical appointment.
How testing is done. A person who is tested will have three specimens taken: oral, nasal and saliva. Samples will be given to the CHD and from there, shipped or delivered to the closest laboratory. Test results are available within 24–48 hours.
Stay Informed on COVID-19:
In coordination with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Hendry County, the County recommends the following sources to assist with community mitigation and preparedness. While health experts are working around the clock to learn more about COVID-19, you can also stay informed as new information becomes available.
The COVID Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached at 1.866.779.6121 or by emailing COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Take to Stay Prepared Now is the time to be ready and reflect on your personal preparedness and plans. At this time, experts do not recommend social distancing or isolating yourself unless you are sick or suspect transmission. To remain well, practice good hygiene measures like washing your hands and using hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60 percent or greater. Also, it is not too late in the season to receive a flu vaccine, as recommended by the CDC. Getting sick back-to-back (from flu and another respiratory illness such as COVID-19) can be severely challenging. Mitigate your risk now.
According to the CDC, the most effective ways to prevent transmission of not only COVID-19 but any respiratory illness is to avoid being exposed by washing your hands and cleaning regularly used surfaces (more info can be found here).
For local businesses, the CDC also recommends the following guidance to prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses in non-healthcare settings. These guidelines discuss sick leave, doctor’s notes, telecommuting and other considerations.
Also, if you are a business owner, please consider posting proper handwashing posters and signs in your bathroom locations to encourage good hygiene.