COVID-19 vaccine information

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The latest list of who is eligible is available on the state’s website -

Please see below for centers, pharmacies, hospitals and government agencies providing the COVID-19 vaccine in FL/Hillsborough County. Florida Dept. of Health states: Governor DeSantis has expanded the groups eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. Beginning March 3, eligible residents include:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older;
  • Persons under 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician;
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older

This is subject to change as more vaccines enter each state.

Federal officials are opening a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Tampa Greyhound Track, one of four such locations to open in Florida. In recent days, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been working with states to open several large-scale vaccination sites around the country in hopes of getting more shots into more arms more quickly. Florida will have four sites, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. Each site will open March 3, 2021 and will operate seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. vaccinating a total of 3,000 people per day. Please visit:

The federally supported sites are listed below:

    • Tampa Greyhound Track 755 E. Waters Ave. Tampa, FL 33604
    • Valencia College – West Campus 1800 S. Kirkman Road Orlando, FL 32811
    • Gateway Mall 5200 Norwood Ave Jacksonville, FL 32208
    • Miami Dade Community College (North Campus) 11380 NW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33167

The State of Florida is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at Lot 14 at Raymond James Stadium for seniors age 65 and older and frontline health care workers. Appointments are mandatory for the Raymond James Stadium location. No walk-ups will be accepted. To request an appointment through the State, please call 1-866-200-3896 or TTY 1-844-251-5532 or visit  Have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine or need help with getting an appointment? Call the Statewide COVID-19 Vaccination Support Helpline at 833-540-2028. For more information, please visit:

The COVID-19 vaccine is here. As pharmacy experts, this is what we train for. We're ready to deliver vaccinations safely in accordance with state-specific eligibility requirements, at no cost to you.* To make an appointment or sign up for updates, please visit:

Winn-Dixie will announce when our pharmacy is able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Our pharmacists are experienced in safely providing regular vaccines, such as flu, shingles and pneumonia. As always, we follow all CDC and state recommended guidelines. Schedule an appointment:

Sam’s Club offers the COVID-19 vaccine whether you’re a member or not, at no cost to you*. Availability and eligibility depend on your state. If eligible, you can make an appointment to receive the vaccine from our pharmacy. If you’re not a member, you can create a free guest account.

Walmart has vaccines at select locations only. For more information, please visit:

Now offering the FREE COVID-19 vaccine in select stores. CVS is administering the vaccine by appointment only based on local eligibility guidelines. No cost with insurance or through federal program for the uninsured.

Vaccination appointments are scheduled online ONLY. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

Due to the limited supply of vaccines and the additional resources required to administer the vaccines, invitations to schedule vaccine appointments are being issued on a randomized basis to BMG patients 65 and older on a rolling basis.

AdventHealth West Florida Division is pleased to announce the launch of its community COVID-19 vaccine program. Distribution begins this week in a phased approached. The first phase will include patients who have a primary care physician with AdventHealth Medical Group and are 65 or older, and eligible health care workers in our clinically integrated network. Each of the eligible providers and patients in this group will receive an email from AdventHealth with information on how to register. Vaccines will be administered at three locations in Carrollwood, Clearwater and Zephyrhills, until supply runs out. The vaccine is not currently available to the public at any AdventHealth hospitals, AdventHealth Centra Care, AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens, or AdventHealth Medical Group offices. Community members and the general public who wish to be notified when they might be eligible to receive the vaccine can register for alerts at

VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time. Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

USF Health has not received additional vaccine from our hospital partners or the state. As such, we must suspend further invitations for COVID-19 vaccine first shot appointments. This is effective immediately.

“At this time, we are temporarily suspending new appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with state-level vaccine supply limits. We will alert our patients and community as soon as we know first dose COVID-19 vaccines can be scheduled again.”

Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, to learn more, please visit:

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19:
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For more information on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please visit:

NPR reports, “An international study found Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to be 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe cases of COVID-19, in contrast to Pfizer's and Moderna's higher figures of 95% and 94%. But it also determined the vaccine prevented COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths after 28 days, which officials say is equally important. "All three vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing what we care about most, and that's very serious illness and death," Nunez-Smith said. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president's chief medical adviser, also noted that the vaccine is 72% effective against moderate to severe infection in the U.S. and 85% effective against severe COVID-19 globally. He pointed out that the clinical trial was conducted in the U.S., South America and South Africa, places with different infection dynamics and virus variants."