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Health Officials Urge Mosquito-borne Illnesses Awareness

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Bartow, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Polk County (DOH-Polk) officials emphasize the importance of Florida’s residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus disease. The public should remain diligent in preventative measures like “Drain and Cover.”

Covid/Monkeypox Vaccination Sites:

We offer these COVID vaccines: Moderna (2 dose series or booster) for those who are 12 years of age and older; and Pfizer (2 dose series or booster) – for those who are 5 years of age and older.

We now offer Jynneos (monkeypox) vaccine (18 years of age and older) to ALL MSM, HIV positive clients (man or woman) with a low immune system, contacts to a confirmed case of monkeypox, and other high-risk groups. For more information on monkeypox – please call: 863-519-7911

Mondays: Lakeland DOH Clinic, 3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33805 - 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - No appointment necessary

Tuesdays: Specialty Care Clinic, 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow, FL, 33830 - 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - No appointment necessary

Wednesdays: Auburndale DOH Clinic, 1805 Hobbs Rd., Auburndale, FL, 33823 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - No appointment necessary

Thursdays: Specialty Care Clinic, 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow, FL, 33830 - 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - No appointment necessary

Fridays: Haines City DOH Clinic, 1700 Baker Ave. E, Haines City, FL, 33844 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - No appointment necessary

Please note that we offer COVID Testing at the following location:

Auburndale Covid Testing Center, 245 E. Lake Ave., Auburndale FL, 33823 Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If there are any homebound individuals needing a Covid vaccine or booster – please call: 863-519-7910

Florida COVID-19 Treatment Locator