Lake County begins accepting vaccine appointments, still doing first-come, first-serve as well

Student pharmacist Wilbur Quimba dilutes vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada on December 16, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is distributing COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers and those 65 and older on Wednesday.

There have two locations open for vaccinations in Leesburg and Clermont.

  • 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont, FL 34711, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 9501 US-441, Leesburg, FL 34788, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vaccines will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

They said the Florida Department of Health in Lake County has given the County Government some doses to distribute. Appointments are required for these doses and can be made at

"Vaccine distribution in Lake County is part of a long-term, multi-faceted state initiative with several existing and developing options for immunization," said Lake County Board Commission Chairman Sean Parks. "We have been listening to concerns from our community and wanted to expedite appointment-based immunization for our residents and vulnerable seniors."

However, please note that as of 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday, all appointments were filled. First-come, first-serve at the locations above are still an available option. 

There is no fee for the vaccine and appointments are necessary, they added. Identification is required and if you are a healthcare worker, you must bring along a medical license or ID badge, or current paystub.

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In addition, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County said that all COVID-19 testing sites in the county will be by appointment only. Call 352-272-9284 to make one.

Other questions can be answered at the Florida Department of Health in Lake County COVID-19 Hotline at 352-742-4830 Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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