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Vaccination Appointments Now Available to Book for Hillsborough County Sites as Eligibility Expands

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 2, 2021) - Appointments are now being accepted for first doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be dispensed next week to all eligible individuals age 16 years and older at Hillsborough County's three public vaccination sites.

Beginning Monday, April 5, vaccine eligibility statewide will expand to all Floridians as prescribed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the governor's Executive Order Number 21-79. 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.

The County operates three vaccination sites:

  • Ed Radice Sports Complex (drive-thru), 14720 Ed Radice Drive in Tampa
  • Vance Vogel Sports Complex (drive-thru), 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton
  • TPepin's Hospitality Centre (walk-through indoors), 4121 N. 50th St. in Tampa.

Appointments are mandatory. Persons without appointments will not receive a vaccine and will be turned away. Florida residency is required. To make an appointment, go to the CDR Health Pro portal at patientportalfl.com.

There are two steps to make an appointment. First, create an account on the portal. Then, choose from available appointments for the first dose. The system will automatically assign a date and time for the second dose. If there are no appointments available, keep checking back.

Important Information Regarding Vaccinations for 16- and 17-Year-Olds

  • A parent or legal guardian must complete the online consent form on the registration portal when making an appointment for a 16- or 17-year-old to be vaccinated at a County site.
  • Without a completed consent form, the vaccine will not be administered to the minor.
  • A parent or legal guardian must also be present at the time the minor receives the vaccine.

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.

There are numerous other sites throughout Hillsborough County that are administering the vaccine to eligible individuals. Visit HCFLGov.net/vaccine to find links to options, including health care providers and pharmacies.

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.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the county visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates. For general County information, call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line.

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