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Getting Tested for COVID-19

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Residents can schedule testing online or by phone. Insurance is not required. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Testing will take place at one of the State of Florida or Hillsborough County testing sites. However, testing will not proceed without an appointment.

As of January 22, 2021 – The Florida Department of Health and Florida Division of Emergency Management announced a new state-supported COVID-19 vaccination site at the University Mall, 2200 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612. This site will be open seven days a week, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will offer the vaccine to all individuals 65 years of age and older, as well as front-line health care workers. The site will offer 1,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to preregistered individuals per day, free of charge

Appointments are mandatory. No walk-ups will be accepted. To request an appointment call 1-866-200-3896 or TTY 1-833-476-1029.

Information Regarding Second Doses for People Vaccinated Jan. 6-9 or Jan. 13-15. People who received their first injection at any of Hillsborough County’s public vaccination sites (Ed Radice Sports Complex, Strawberry Festival grounds, University Mall, or Vance Vogel Sports Complex) on Jan. 6-9 or Jan. 13-15 will be able to return to those sites for their second dose. In the coming days, these individuals will be contacted to confirm their second appointment.

Prioritization of Floridians for COVID-19 Vaccinations - State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees signed a Public Health Advisory prioritizing Florida residents for COVID-19 vaccinations given in Florida. This advisory outlines who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and provides clear direction and proof-of-residency requirements for all entities administering the vaccine in Florida.

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