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Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

In addition to county, state and federal sites, vaccines are distributed by pharmacies

TAMPA, Fla — As COVID-19 vaccine shipments continue to arrive in Florida, the state is expanding distribution efforts to reach more people. 

Am I eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida?

Website will alert you when nearby clinics have extra vaccine doses

The rollout got off to a rocky start, leaving some people confused as to where to sign up for an appointment. If you live in Florida, you can get vaccinated in any county in the state regardless of where you live.

A large list of locations – including county health departments, federal vaccination sites and retail stores – are offering shots. Some third-parties are even offering services to help you find places with extra vaccine doses.

As of April 5, all Floridians authorized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the FDA are eligible for the shot. That means people age 18 and up for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and people age 16 and up for the Pfizer vaccine. 

As of April 13, Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution has been paused because of a small number of cases involving a blood clot.

If you fall into one of these categories, here's where you can book an appointment:

County health departments

A statewide pre-registration appointment website for vaccines is live at myvaccine.fl.gov. However, at this time, not every county is participating.

The Florida Department of Health also has a running list of vaccine locations on its website, where you can filter results by county and city.

We break down what each county in the Tampa Bay area is doing to distribute vaccines at this link here.

Federal, state vaccination sites

There are four vaccination sites across Florida operating through a federal and state partnership -- one is in Tampa Bay at the Tampa Greyhound Track. They are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. 

Appointments can be made through the statewide pre-registration site at myvaccine.fl.gov. They also take walk-up appointments, or you can call 866-200-3896. 

Sites marked with an asterisk may be affected by the CDC and FDA's temporary pause on the Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot. You may want to check for updates from those sites before making an appointment or planning a walkup. 

>You can read more in the CDC and FDA's pause on the Jonhson & Johnson vaccine here. 

The sites are located at the following addresses:

➡️ Tampa Greyhound Track*
755 E. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

➡️ Gateway Mall*
5200 Norwood Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

➡️ Miami Dade Community College - North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33167
Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

➡️ Valencia College – West Campus
1800 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811
Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

➡️ Children's Board*
1002 E. Palm Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed every third Thursday of the month

➡️ Raymond James Stadium*
4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33607
Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
*MUST LIVE OR WORK IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Walk-ups are accepted. To schedule an appointment, go to myvaccine.fl.gov

➡️ Tampa Family Health Centers*
Times vary by location. Search for the one closest to you by clicking here.
Drive-through – no appointment necessary.

➡️ Community Health Centers of Pinellas*
Times vary by location. Search for the one closest to you by clicking here.

➡️ Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation- The Centre*
1500 16th St.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Operating daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CVS

At least 150 CVS pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only in Florida.

People can visit the company's website here and scroll down the page to "Florida." From there, the site shows which city/town is offering appointments and whether any are available or if that location is fully booked.

Following a questionnaire, people can continue scheduling an appointment at CVS.

More information about the company's appointment availability can be found here.

CVS is now vaccinating all teachers, regardless of age, per President Biden's guidelines.

Walgreens

Walgreens is receiving approximately 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Over the last two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added 16 additional states to those Walgreens is supporting as part of the federal program, for a total of 43 states and jurisdictions. 

COVID-19 vaccines are by appointment only in Florida.

People can visit the company's website here and click "schedule new appointment". From there, you enter your location, and the site shows which city/town is offering appointments and whether any are available or if that location is fully booked.

Publix

The supermarket chain is offering COVID-19 vaccines at many of its pharmacy locations, including every county in the Tampa Bay area.

Vaccine appointments at Publix only can be made online at this link here, not by calling the store or going in person. The company lists every county offering the vaccine and whether appointments are available, none available or if they're fully booked at the given time.

A person must provide proof of residency prior to receiving their first dose, which includes a Flordia driver's license, ID card or two supporting documents, like a mortgage statement or financial record.

More information on booking and appointment availability can be found here. 

Walmart and Sam's Club

Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies are offering the COVID-19 vaccine at more than 175 stores in counties across the state of Florida.

The company is putting an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities, hoping to fill in the areas not covered by Publix.

You can find which Walmart pharmacies are administering the vaccine at this link here and the list of Sam's Club pharmacies at this link here. Use the company's websites to schedule an appointment, if available.

You do not have to be a Sam's Club member to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine.

Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie's parent company Southeastern Grocers is offering Moderna vaccines to people who are eligible at clinics and pharmacies across Florida.

When appointments become available at Winn-Dixie, you can book them at this link here. The company has a running list of participating clinics and pharmacies at this link here.

A "schedule appointment" button on the company's website will activate if appointments are available.

To save time, people are encouraged to download, print and fill out this COVID-19 vaccine consent form and bring it to the scheduled appointment.

Homebound Veterans

Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to coordinate with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to identify veterans of World War II and the Korean War who are unable to travel to receive a vaccine.

Visit this link or call (850) 487-1533, extension 9.

Homebound Residents

The Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) will send a survey to homebound residents and then work with Department of Health strike teams to deliver vaccines.

Homebound residents can let FDEM know they are in need by emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com.

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