Vaccine



Coronavirus Vaccination Information in Hillsborough County

As of Monday, April 5, all individuals are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

The State of Florida opened the following website for individuals to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccinations: https://myvaccine.fl.gov/

U.S. Rep. Castor has worked with the Biden Administration on better planning and tracking of vaccine allocations to states, including Florida. For more information, visit: www.hhs.gov/

The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved and available for individuals between 12 and 17 years of age. Parents and legal guardians of individuals 12-17 years old, must be present at the time the minor receives the Pfizer vaccine. The consent form can be downloaded here in English or Spanish or obtained at the vaccine site. It must be completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian before the vaccine will be administered to the minor.



The information on this page was updated on May 14, 2021.

Pilot FEMA Community Vaccination Site

  • Tampa Greyhound Track:

    The Tampa Greyhound Track will be giving out the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine as well as second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those who received their first dose at the FEMA site. Residents looking to receive the one-dose vaccine must now complete a COVID-19 consent and screening form, which has new language regarding the immunization screening guidance section, according to state officials.

  • State-Supported Vaccination Sites

    The State of Florida is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at Lot 14 at Raymond James Stadium

    • 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33607

    • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

    • Walk-up accepted, appointment not required.

    • Schedule an appointment:  Call 1-866-200-3896 or TTY 1-844-251-5532 or visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/

    • Helpline:  833-540-2028

    • Residents who don't have transportation to get a vaccine can contact the Florida Division of Emergency Management to be placed on a list to receive a vaccination at home. Email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to receive a survey to help determine qualification.

    The State of Florida is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County
    • 1002 E. Palm Ave., Tampa
    • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

    • Walk-up accepted, appointment not required.

    • Schedule an appointment:  Call 1-866-200-3896 or TTY 1-844-251-5532 or visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/

    • Helpline:  833-540-2028

    • No vaccines given on the following dates: 4th Thursday of each month, April 16, May 14
    The State of Florida is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at the Port of Tampa
    • 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa
    • Walk-up accepted, appointment not required.

    • 8 AM to 6 PM daily

    • Helpline:  833-540-2028

    Hillsborough County Vaccination Sites

    Hillsborough County is administering free vaccinations on a first-come, first-serve basis at the below locations. No appointments necessary.

    • Larry Sanders Park (drive-thru): Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM
      5855 S. 78th St. in Progress Village

      Second doses will be administered at Ed Radice Sports Complex and Vance Vogel Sports Complex during the scheduled time given at the first dose.


    Please visit the county’s website for additional updates.

    Hillsborough County is also operating mobile vaccination units for transportation-challenged residents. Residents can register for in-home vaccinations at mymobilevax.com

    View Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet in English or Spanish

    Local Pharmacies

    Pharmacies throughout Hillsborough County are administering COVID-19 vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. To find participating locations and to make an appointment visit:

    Local Hospitals

    Hillsborough County currently does not have access to the number of vaccines being distributed by hospitals and private health care systems; however, additional vaccination efforts are underway in our community. Individuals who currently fall under one of the eligibility categories for the State of Florida are also encouraged to check with their health care provider for a vaccine.

    Tampa Family Health Centers

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) as one of initial 250 health centers across the country to directly receive vaccines through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Through this direct supply of vaccines, TFHC will be instrumental in increasing vaccinations for marginalized and disproportionately affected populations. These vaccine doses are in addition to the Biden Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Type 2 Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at Tampa Greyhound Track.

    The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is already available at select Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) locations for established patients. TFHC will contact patients as they become eligible and provide them with additional information on how to schedule their vaccination.

    Tampa Family Health Centers is hosting multiple Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Events, for a full schedule of these events, visit: https://tampafamilyhc.com/covid-19-updates2

     

    Veterans

    James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital has opened a drive-thru COVID19 vaccination site at University of South Florida's Yuengling Center for those who meet current Florida state eligibility requirements and are veterans who are not enrolled or eligible for VA health care, family members of veterans who are or are not receiving care at VA, and VA employees & their family members.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Sites (by appointment only; hours of operation change week-to-week):

    • James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
    • University of South Florida - Yuengling Center
    • Primary Care Annex (Hidden River)
    • New Port Ritchey
    • South Hillsborough
    • Lecanto Community-based Outpatient Clinic
    • Lakeland Community-based Outpatient Clinic locations.

    There is no need to preregister or come to a facility to sign up, although Veterans are encouraged to let their Primary Care Provider know so that they can make a note in the patient’s chart and follow up when vaccine is available to them. 

    As additional vaccine becomes available for more groups of Veterans, VA care teams will reach out to eligible Veterans to schedule vaccinations.

    For more information, please visit the Tampa VA COVID-19 Vaccine website.

    Important Information About the Second Dose

    The state is scheduling second-dose appointments. Individuals who received their first dose at a state-supported vaccination site will receive a call to schedule their second-dose appointment. If the operator cannot reach the individual, multiple attempts will be made.

    Origination of call center numbers may not be recognized by local carriers. While awaiting an appointment callback, we encourage you to answer all calls. BE AWARE that you will NEVER be asked for your social security number when scheduling a vaccination appointment.

    In order to ensure the site can accommodate all individuals seeking a vaccine, the State of Florida asks that you do not go to the site until you have been contacted and provided an appointment. All individuals who received their first dose at a state-supported site will be contacted to schedule their second-dose appointment.

    Residents must return to the site where they got their first dose of the vaccine to get their second shot at the time and date of their appointment. The State of Florida asks that individuals receive their second dose at the same location – especially if it is at a state-supported site. Not only does this ensure they receive the correct vaccine, but it assists the state in planning for allocations, staffing needs, appointments, etc.

    Additional Assistance

    Hillsborough County has also expanded partnership with local churches to vaccinate residents 65 and older. Signups for vaccine appointments will occur through the churches listed below:

    • Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist: 1207 N Jefferson St. Tampa, FL 33602

    • Mount Olive AME: 1745 W La Salle St. Tampa, FL 33607

    • New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist: 2511 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33605

    • Victory at St. James Progress Village: 5202 S 86th St. Tampa, FL 33619

    • Cathedral of Faith: 6304 N 30th St. Tampa, FL 33610

    • Rebirth MB: 1924 E. Comanche Ave. Tampa, FL 33610

    • 34th Street Church of God: 3000 N 34th St. Tampa, FL 33605

    • Church of God in Christ: 6414 N 30th St. Tampa, FL 33610

    • Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist: 4202 W Nassau St. Tampa, FL 33607

    • Beulah Baptist Institutional: 1006 W Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33606

    • Allen Temple AME: 2101 N Lowe St. Tampa, FL 33605