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State of Florida Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Hillsborough County

By Kevin Watler, Public Information Officer

January 21, 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 frontline health care workers. The site will offer 1,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to pre-registered individuals per day, free of charge. No walk-ups will be accepted. 

To make an appointment, please call 1-866-200-3896, TTY 1-833-476-1029.

After receiving their first vaccination, individuals will be contacted to arrange a time to receive their second dose. Persons who receive their first dose will need to return in three weeks for the second dose.

All individuals will be asked to make an appointment and are encouraged to bring a government-issued form of identification and health insurance information to the site. 

These state-supported sites will increase public access to the COVID-19 vaccine under Florida’s “Seniors First” proactive vaccination plan that prioritizes offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Floridians 65 years of age and older. More information on the “Seniors First” commitment is available here.

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.
 
People returning for second doses must bring a photo ID with their name and date of birth (for example: Florida driver's license, state-issued ID, or passport), and the COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card that was issued at the time of the first injection.
 
The two authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States both need two doses to be most effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state of Florida has assured counties, including Hillsborough, that there will be enough vaccine in the state’s inventory to provide these second doses.

For more information regarding second doses, go to HCFLGov.net/Vaccine and click on the “I Have an Appointment, Now What?” button. 

 

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