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Lakeland, FL The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Crago (by Boat Ramp). This is in response to a water sample taken on 6/16/2022. The public should exercise caution in and around Lake Crago (by Boat Ramp).

Vulnerable populations at risk for severe COVID-19:
Certain populations are at greater risk of progressing to severe disease and warrant more significant consideration for prophylaxis or treatment.

  • Patients who are older (≥65 years), have comorbidities, or are immunocompromised are at higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
  • When necessary, providers should prioritize treating patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19 illness, including older and immunocompromised individuals and those with clinical risk factors.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Available Through FDOH-Polk:

Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment necessary for COVID-19 vaccines.

We offer all three COVID-19 vaccines. Available for 18 years of age and older: Moderna (2 dose series and booster) and Johnson & Johnson (one dose). Available for 5 years of age and older: Pfizer (2 dose series). Available for 12 years of age and older: Pfizer booster.

Mondays: Lakeland DOH Clinic, 3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33805

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Specialty Care Clinic, 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow, FL, 33830

Wednesdays: Auburndale Vaccination Center, 245 E. Lake Ave., Auburndale, FL, 33823

Fridays: Haines City DOH Clinic, 1700 Baker Ave. E, Haines City, FL, 33844

For homebound individuals needing a vaccine – please call: 863-519-7911

COVID-19 Testing Site Available Through DOH-Polk:

Auburndale Testing and Vaccination Center - 245 E Lake Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823

Appointments are recommended, to schedule an appointment please call (863) 519-7911.

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Florida COVID-19 Testing Site Locator