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Posted October 15, 2021 | 3:16 PM

Hillsborough COVID-19 Testing Site Closing; Two County Testing Sites Remain Open

No appointments needed for Hillsborough testing and vaccination sites COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 337

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2021) - The final day to receive COVID-19 testing at the Palm River Park Community Center, 725 S. 58th St. Tampa, FL, 33619, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. The site will close after daily operations are complete.

Hillsborough County will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

  • Code Enforcement Complex, 1101 E. 139th Ave., Tampa, FL, 33613. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and no appointment is needed for testing.
  • Progress Village Park, 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33619. The site also offers Pfizer vaccinations and booster shots. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and no appointment is needed for testing or vaccination.

Although appointments for vaccinations are not required, appointments can still be made at patientportalfl.com. Once on the site, click "create an account," select "vaccines," and follow the steps to schedule an appointment. For vaccination registration assistance, call (844) 770-8548.

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are free. Proof of medical insurance is recommended and should be presented at the time of the test or vaccination. People without medical insurance will still be tested or vaccinated for free.

For those who have not yet received a vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine is available for people ages 12 and older. The vaccine is also offered to people who have received their first Pfizer vaccine dose and are in the allotted window to receive their second vaccine dose.

The booster will only be given to people who meet the following criteria:

  • Fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine
  • Received second Pfizer vaccine dose at least six months prior to receiving the booster
  • Residents who SHOULD get booster shots are:
  • 65 years old or older
  • 50 to 64 years old with underlying medical conditions
  • Residents in long-term care facilities
  • Residents who MAY get booster shots:
  • 18-49 years old with underlying medical conditions
  • 18-64 years old at increased risk because of occupational or institutional settings

A person wanting to receive a booster shot must present their vaccination card that proves they received the Pfizer vaccination and states the date the second vaccine was administered. People who have lost their vaccination cards can visit  here to request a new vaccination card or visit the location where they were originally vaccinated.

For more information on COVID testing, vaccine information, and antibody therapy treatment, visit HCFLGov.net/COVID19.

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. Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line, for information on the Code Enforcement Complex COVID-19 testing site and the Progress Village Park COVID-19 testing and vaccination site. 

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