The Florida Department of Health in Putnam County (DOH-Putnam) is offering free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

The Florida Department of Health in Putnam County (DOH-Putnam) is offering free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, with no appointment necessary   Testing Location and Times: Teacher Training Center 1101 Husson Avenue, Palatka Every Monday through Thursday, 9 am – 2 pm Walk-up testing   Vaccination Site and Times: Putnam County Health Department 2801 Kennedy Street,…

Putnam County Prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa

Putnam County Prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa   PALATKA, Florida, July 5, 2021 – Putnam County and its municipalities are starting preparations on Tuesday, July 6, at 8 a.m. in anticipation of the effects from Tropical Storm Elsa. The Putnam County Board of County Commissioners signed a Local State of Emergency at an emergency called…

COVID testing on Mondays each week

We continue to do COVID testing on Mondays each week (no appointment needed) from 8:30 – 2 pm at 1101 Husson Ave.   Vaccination times and locations include: • Every Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 pm 1101 Husson Ave Palatka Moderna Vaccine is available for those 18+ Pfizer Vaccine for those 12 + Johnson & Johnson 18 +…

DOH-Putnam will be hosting OPEN (no appointment needed) vaccinations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday ( 10 am to 2 pm ) at the 1101 Husson Ave location in Palatka. 

DOH-Putnam will be hosting OPEN (no appointment needed) vaccinations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday ( 10 am to 2 pm ) at the 1101 Husson Ave location in Palatka.  This if for the Moderna Vaccine and is for individuals who are 18 years and older.   We continue to do COVID testing on Mondays each week (no…

Putnam County Participates in Statewide Preregistration System for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Pre-registration in Putnam County is now available by visiting https://myvaccine.fl.gov/, or by calling (866) 201-7193. The website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be contacted for confirmation of the appointment and provide a date and time. On the website, residents can select Putnam County and submit their contact information.  Individuals will…

About The Palatka Fire Department

The Palatka Fire Department is a two station, 25-man career department within the city limits of Palatka.  Each station houses one first-out engine and a backup engine, and our second station houses a tower.  The three 24-hour shifts are made up of eight employees per shift who hold a minimum of Florida State Firefighter Level…

Palatka History

Palatka was established as a trading post in 1821 and is today the county seat of Putnam County, Florida. The name comes from the Timucuan Indian word Pilotakata, meaning “crossing.” The original settlement was burned during the Seminole War of 1836. In 1838, the US government constructed Fort Shannon, which served as a garrison, supply…