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COVID-19 Vaccine: Where those eligible can get vaccinated in the Tampa Bay area

Availability for the COVID-19 vaccine continues to expand in the Tampa Bay area.

ABC Action News has compiled a list of the vaccine distribution plans released by each county as well as additional locations.

Please be aware, there are fake Eventbrite accounts being made to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no charge for registration, it is free.

NOTE: The information below is subject to change. Please check back for the latest information.


Current eligibility in Florida (as of March 4)

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older;
  • Persons under 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older

Florida DOH Vaccine Locator: Click here

Florida Vaccine Hotlines by County

Florida Vaccine Hotlines by ABC Action News


PHARMACIES

  • CVS
    • Click here for participating locations and to schedule an appointment
    • CVS is offering the vaccine for Florida teachers under the age 50, as well as daycare and preschool teachers
  • Walgreens
    • Vaccines will be distributed at a limited number of stores in Polk, Manatee, Citrus and Pasco counties starting March 4
    • Schedule online here or by calling 1-800-Walgreens
  • Winn-Dixie
    • Click here for participating locations and to schedule an appointment

CITRUS COUNTY

  • Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Citrus County by
    • Visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
    • Scheduling 866-201-0442
    • TTY 833-476-1036
    • Helpline 833-540-2058

DESOTO COUNTY

  • Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Citrus County by
    • Visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
    • Scheduling 866-201-7013
    • TTY 833-476-1026
    • Helpline 833-540-2075
  • County call center for vaccine-related questions: 863-491-5335

HARDEE COUNTY

  • Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Hardee County by
    • Visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
    • Calling 866-201-3158
    • TTY 833-476-1466
    • Helpline 833-959-0223

HERNANDO COUNTY

  • Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Hernando County by
    • Visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
    • Calling 866-201-6750
    • TTY 833-476-1028
    • Helpline 833-959-0225
  • Appointments scheduled

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

  • Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Highlands County by
    • Visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
    • Calling 866-200-3858
    • TTY 833-476-1513
    • Helpline 833-959-0220
  • Vaccines are administered on an appointment-only basis at the Point Of Distribution (POD) at Lakeshore Mall, 901 U.S. 27 North, in Sebring.
  • Highlands County COVID text alerts: Text HCCOVID to 888777
  • Local COVID-19 Hotline: 863-402-6800
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DAILY

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

  • Individuals can now be added to a waiting list for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in Hillsborough County by
    • Visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
    • Calling 866-200-3896
    • TTY 844-251-5532
    • Helpline 833-540-2028
  • County locations:
    • Vance Vogel Sports Complex, 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton
      • Eligibility (must meet all requirements)
        • Florida residency required
        • Seniors age 65 and older
    • Ed Radice Sports Complex, 14720 Ed Radice Drive in Tampa
      • Eligibility (must fall in one of the following groups)Individuals who fall in these groups must live or work in Hillsborough County
        • Health care personnel who have direct contract with the public
        • K-12 school employees age 50 and older
        • Sworn law enforcement officers age 50 and older
        • Firefighters age 50 and older
      • Persons without proper applicable work credentials will not receive a vaccine at the Ed Radice site.
        • Organizational identification card or badge
        • Medical license (if applicable)
        • Paystub showing employment at a health care organization
        • W-2 IRS form showing the health care organization as the employer
        • An employment verification letter on letterhead

MANATEE COUNTY

  • Manatee County will continue using its current vaccination enrollment process at vax.mymanatee.org instead of opting into a new statewide registration system at this time
  • Seniors ages 65 and older can pre-register to join Manatee County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Standby Pool by
    • Visiting vax.mymanatee.org
    • Calling 311 (941-748-4501 if dialing outside Manatee County) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Manatee County 311 callers will randomly be selecting names within Manatee County’s Vaccination Standby Pool to book vaccination appointments for seniors
    • Seniors should look for a call from (941) 742-4300.
      • If they miss the first call, 311 callers will try once more later. If there’s no answer after two attempts, the caller’s name will be placed back in the standby pool to make room for another person for an appointment.
      • Please do not call 311 to ask if you have been selected. Instead look for a call from (941) 742-4300 and a friendly 311 caller will book an appointment for you.

PASCO COUNTY

  • DOH-Pasco is only providing vaccines for Florida residents who are age 65 or older, health care providers, and first responders.
    • Appointments are mandatory
    • Pasco County residency is not required, but Florida residency is
    • DOH-Pasco does not have a waiting list at this time
  • How to get vaccinated:
    • Must go to patientportalfl.com or call 1-844-770-8548 and create an account with CDR Maguire: Health & Medical (CDR Maguire)
      • Those who have already created an account with CDR Maguire will receive an alert that appointments are open and will need to log into the patient portal to register for an appointment
    • New appointments open every Sunday at 2 p.m. for the following week
    • DOH-Pasco announces drive-thru clinic dates and times for the week here.
    • ID required
    • If the online portal was used to register instead of calling bring a printed or digital copy of the confirmation email they received containing a QR code, not a bar code
  • Drive-thru vaccine locations:
    • Saint Leo University
    • Sears, Gulf View Square Mall 9409 US-19, Port Richey

PINELLAS COUNTY

  • Those without internet access or who need assistance with the portal can call 844-770-8548
    • Call center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide guidance in English and Spanish

POLK COUNTY

  • Polk County will continue using its current vaccination enrollment process through their portal website at https://register.polk.health instead of opting into the new statewide registration system at this time
  • The phone line, 863-298-7500, will be manned for the foreseeable future by staff from both the Florida Department of Health and Polk County Board of County Commissioners from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Employees staffing the hotline will register residents 65 years of age and older for a limited number of vaccine appointments.
      • Once those initial appointments are filled, callers 65 years old and older can be placed on a registration list for a future vaccine appointment, as additional vaccine becomes available

SARASOTA COUNTY

  • Sarasota County DOH has opted out of the state registration, those over the age of 65 and first responders should continue to use Everbridge.
  • The Vaccine Registration Support Call Center can be reached at 941-861-8297
    • Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

OTHER VACCINE DISTRIBUTION SITES IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA

  • CDC Vaccine Finder
  • AdventHealth
    • At this time, AdventHealth is not providing vaccines to the general public, including those 65 years or older, at any hospital, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group practices.
    • All information on vaccine distribution for the public will be posted here.

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