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Healthy You, Healthy Baby About one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. While all birth defects can’t be prevented, it helps to remember that what’s best for your health is also best for your baby. If your future plans include pregnancy, you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by committing to a healthier lifestyle.

Update for April 5, 2021: Beginning Monday, April 5, the Governor’s executive order now extends to all individuals 18 years of age and older, who wish to be vaccinated.

The Florida Department of Health in Polk County continues to encourage individuals 18 years of age and older who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine to register through Polk County’s vaccination portal, which can be found at Through the portal, individuals can create an account and upload personal information to be contacted for future appointments. Individuals 60 years of age and older may also call Polk County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (863) 298-7500 for assistance in registering through the vaccine portal.

The Florida Department of Health in Polk County is committed to dispersing the COVID-19 vaccine to residents as quickly and efficiently as possible. More than 168,000 individuals in Polk have received the COVID-19 vaccination.

Click here to visit Polk County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Portal

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