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Radon Month

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Have You Tested Your Home for Radon? You may already know that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States. But do you know what’s number two? The answer is radon, an invisible, radioactive gas—and if you didn’t know, you’re not alone.

**Vaccine Appointments** 01-11-2021 The Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County announced that scheduling of Covid-19 Vaccines has been suspended for this week. This action was necessary as capacity of vaccine has been reached. The Department is currently offering vaccine to residents 65 and older, front line health care workers and first responders. Eligible residents are urged to call back next week to schedule a vaccination appointment. “We are so pleased with the positive response to vaccine availability and hope to resume appointments very soon. We ask for your understanding and patience as we move forward in this process,” said Natalie McKellips, Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County. As more vaccine becomes available, scheduling for the clinic will re-open. Residents can stay informed of the current status of vaccine availability and appointment availability by visiting facebook.com/GilchristCountyEmergencyManagement or by calling 352-463-3120. For updates, you can sign up for our texting service by texting GILCHRISTVAX to 888-777.

**Testing** 01-08-2021 New COVID Testing Dates and Times! Click on the below schedule that will be in effect as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021. If there is an urgent need for testing outside of these times, just call your Health Department and ask to speak to a COVID Team Member to assist you. *There will be no testing on Monday, January 18th- as the Health Department will be closed.

Updated Testing Schedule (PDF, 842kB)

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