HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Appointments for the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine are no longer available at this time for residents age 65 and older in Hillsborough County.
Appointment availability is based on the supply of vaccine as provided by the State of Florida. The County expects to be able to offer additional appointments next week. Residents can visit HCFLGov.net/vaccine for additional information and updates.
Hillsborough has about 9,000 vaccine doses that will be distributed to residents 65 and older between Wednesday and Saturday of this week. Demand for those appointments has been high. The County expects shipments of vaccine doses weekly, and residents will be notified about how to make appointments as soon as the next batch of vaccines are available.
Residents can find out about vaccine availability by going to HCFLGov.net/vaccine.
Appointments are mandatory for residents age 65 and older to get the first of two vaccine injections.
There will be no vaccines for residents without appointments, and there is no waiting list.
As a reminder, Hillsborough County is in Phase I of the vaccine distribution plan as outlined and directed by the Governor of Florida. Phase I is categorized by limited supply of vaccine availability and is focused on long-term care facilities (residents and staff); front line healthcare workers; and persons 65 years and over.