Covid 19 Vaccine

Hillsborough County COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for Week of May 3

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – First doses of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine will be available May 3-7 at Hillsborough County’s public vaccination site at the Larry Sanders Sports Complex, 5855 S. 78th St. in the Progress Village area.

The drive-thru location will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday. An appointment is no longer necessary.

Vaccine eligibility, as prescribed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been expanded statewide per a public health advisory issued April 29 by State Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees.

In addition to Florida residents, eligibility now includes anyone who is present in Florida for the purpose of providing goods and services for the benefit of residents and visitors.

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Sites run by Hillsborough County dispense only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which can be given to individuals 16 years of age and older. Those ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Although an appointment is not necessary, individuals can save time at the vaccination site by going to patientportalfl.com and opening an account before arriving. The registration process is simple and easy, and takes only a few minutes. However, creating an account beforehand is not required.

There is no out-of-pocket cost to be vaccinated. A doctor’s note or prescription is not required. Health insurance information is being collected in accordance with federal guidance; however, you will not be asked to pay a copay or deductible. Individuals who do not have health insurance will still be vaccinated.

For other important details about being vaccinated at a Hillsborough County site, including what to bring and what to expect, go to HCFLGov.net/vaccine and click on the “County” link.

During the week of May 3, operations at all other County vaccination locations will be focused on providing second doses to those with previously-scheduled appointments.

Face Coverings Mandate Remains in Effect The mandate that face coverings must be worn in indoor locations of businesses, with certain exceptions, remains in effect. Wearing face coverings in outdoor areas of bars and restaurants is strongly encouraged. For more information, go to HCFLGov.net/facecoverings.

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