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COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities in Hillsborough County

By Kevin Watler, Public Information Officer

May 25, 2021

There are many locations in Hillsborough County where people can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone, 12 years of age and older is eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or 18 years of age and older for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, regardless of residency.  People looking for locations that will vaccinate a minor between the age of 12 and 17, click here.

There is no out-of-pocket cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at any of the below locations. 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.

  • Palm River Community Center
    • 725 S 58th Street, Tampa, FL 33619
    • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Vehicle not required
    • No appointment required. For quick and easy check-in at the vaccine site, it is recommended to create an account with CDR Health Pro by visiting but is not required.
    • More information:

  • USF Yuengling Center Parking Lot
    • 12499 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa, FL 33617
    • Offers Pfizer
  • Raymond James Stadium, Lot 14
    • 4201 N. Himes, Tampa, FL 33607
    • Daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Offers Pfizer
    • Offers second Pfizer dose to anyone who is in need of one
    • Vehicle not required
  • Children's Board
    • 1002 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
    • Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Closed 4th Thursday of each month
    • Offers Pfizer
    • No vehicle required

  • Port Tampa Bay Cruise Terminal 6
    • 1331 McKay Street, Tampa, FL 33602
    • Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Offers Pfizer & Johnson and Johnson
    • Vehicle not required (Walk-up)


Pharmacies administering the vaccine:

 Transportation Help for those with Medicaid

If you have Medicaid and need transportation to get your vaccine, there is help. Florida Medicaid will take you to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. All you need to do is set up a time to get your vaccine. Next, let your Medicaid plan know you need a ride and they will take care of the rest. Click here for more information or call the Medicaid Helpline at 877-254-1055.

Transporte de Medicaid para la vacuna contra la COVID-19

Transpò Medicaid pou Vaksinasyon COVID-19



  • Lee Davis Community Resource Center - 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33605 – Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many pharmacies and other healthcare providers also offer testing, however, may do so for a fee. 

Getting Tested is Key in Stopping the Spread of COVID-19

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County reminds you to get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19. A viral test may tell you if you are now infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. There are many places to get tested in the Tampa Bay area. Visit for public COVID-19 testing sites throughout Florida. 

“Testing is key in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Testing helps by identifying people who have the virus and could spread it to others.”

—Michael T. Wiese, Chief Epidemiologist

In Hillsborough County, no appointments are necessary. People can choose to have a rapid test, where results are same day or PCR test, which is typically required for travel. The results for a PCR test typically take up to two days. 

Testing and vaccinating are instrumental to getting back to normal. Everyone in Hillsborough County (and around the country) can help stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. From receiving the vaccine when a person is eligible, to practicing social distancing, to wearing a mask, and yes, getting tested. Although vaccines are rolling out, testing for COVID-19 is vital in the global approach to containing the virus. 

Testing of people who have been in contact with a confirmed-positive COVID-19 case is also important, even if symptoms are not present. A significant number of COVID-19 infections are transmitted by unvaccinated people who are not showing any symptoms (from either being presymptomatic or asymptomatic). Testing and vaccines are partners in identifying and slowing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

To be eligible for funeral assistance, these conditions must be met:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number: 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Click here for more information




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