Sunday, May 19, 2024

The latest from the Pinellas County Health Department regarding groups eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

65 and older residents can now sign up for vaccine appointments at No more invitations.

K-12 school employees age 50 and older, firefighters age 50 and older and sworn law enforcement officers age 50 and older can now sign up for vaccine appointments at No more invitations.

Both these groups can now sign up on the patient portal to schedule appointments as available. The portal is no longer sending invitations as availability of vaccine appointments is increasing and all pre-registered 65+ users have previously received at least one direct notification to schedule.

Individuals in these groups may sign up for appointments at or by phone at 844-770-8548. Those eligible are encouraged to check the portal regularly for new appointment availability.


Medically vulnerable can schedule at pharmacies or go to new federal site with doctor’s certification. At this time, county sites are not vaccinating this group. Anyone with a “Covid-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability” form signed by their doctor may now schedule an appointment at Publix or other participating pharmacies. In addition, they may visit the federal vaccination site at the Tampa Greyhound Track, 755 E. Waters Ave., Tampa. Below is the link to the “COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability” form:


COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Pinellas health care workers opens Monday, March 8. More information on registering for these appointments can be found HERE –

Local pharmacies, including Publix, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club are also offering vaccines to all the groups eligible under the expanded criteria from Florida’s Governor. Each pharmacy chain is offering their own appointment system. Check pharmacy websites for availability.

To date, more than 163,000 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Pinellas County. In Pinellas, more than 50 percent of the senior population has received a vaccine.

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