COVID-19 Vaccine Information

UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccine approved for children down to 6 months of age

For more information, see the FDA’s statement.

Detailed information about all current vaccine recommendations can be found at the CDC’s website.

Where to get the vaccine:

According to the federal government, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized for emergency use for children down to 6 months will be delivered as early as next week to:

  • Pharmacy partners (CVS, Walgreen’s, Publix),
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),
  • Health care providers who place orders through Florida SHOTS.

Drive-Through Clinic on Saturday, June 25

Date: Saturday June 25, 2022

Time: 10:20 AM – 1:00 PM *You may show up at any time during this window

Location: Historic Lang’s Bungalow Court

336 Lang Ct. N St. Petersburg FL, 33701

The bungalow court is a historic neighborhood tucked between Calla Terrace and Fourth Avenue North, just south of interstate 375. If you are coming off I-375 you will take the Martin Luther King Exit. Once you take the exit immediately after the light at the bus stop, there is a small dirt road. Turn right onto this dirt road and you will immediately access the drive-through clinic. Please stay in your car at all times unless instructed to do otherwise. 

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY COMPLETING THE CONSENT FORM HERE AND SENDING A COPY OF THE FRONT AND BACK OF YOUR INSURANCE CARD TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: drlastra@head2toepediatrics.com

What is required to bring to the clinic?

FL license or ID

Insurance Card

Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport

Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

What to expect at your appointment?

You will be asked some screening questions and a limited physical exam will be performed by our provider prior to being cleared for vaccination. After vaccination, you will be asked to remain on site for 15-30 minutes to monitor for potential allergic reactions. Please plan for your appointment to be anywhere from 30-60 minutes in length. 

Other locations providing previously approved COVID-19 vaccines:

Vaccine Facts

Hundreds of millions of people have received the approved vaccines, which have proven highly effective at preventing life-threatening cases.

Got questions? Ask your doctor or someone you trust who has taken the vaccine.

Learn More
Point of DistributionHow to get an appointmentEvenings/Weekends
Florida Dept. of Health in Pinellas County CentersAppointments available for 5+ at St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Mid-County and Pinellas Park locations. Schedule by calling (727) 824-6931.

Publix Pharmacieswww.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida  
Walmart & Sam’s Club Pharmacies www.walmart.com/covidvaccine
www.samsclub.com/pharmacy
Costco https://book.appointment-plus.com/d133yng2/#/
CVShttps://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine or call (800) 746-7287
Winn-Dixie https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
Walgreenshttps://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
VeteransVeterans of all ages and health conditions who receive care from Bay Pines VA Healthcare System can get a COVID-19 vaccination Monday-Friday. Call 727-395-2400 or visit: https://www.baypines.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp
Spouses and caretakers are also eligible for vaccines through the VA.
Homebound VeteransGov. Ron DeSantis has directed the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to coordinate with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to identify veterans of World War II and the Korean War who are unable to travel to receive a vaccine.

Visit https://www.floridavets.org/homeboundveterans
or call (850) 487-1533, extension 9

Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Pinellas County

According to the federal government, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized for emergency use for children down to 6 months will be delivered as early as next week to:

  • Pharmacy partners (CVS, Walgreen’s, Publix),
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),
  • Health care providers who place orders through Florida SHOTS.

Other locations providing previously approved COVID-19 vaccines:

Note: Homebound residents can let the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) know they are in need by emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com. Vaccine supply is very limited, and you must be a full-time or part-time resident to be vaccinated in Florida.


Florida Dept. of Health in Pinellas County Centers

Appointments available for 5+ at St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Mid-County and Pinellas Park locations. Schedule by calling (727) 824-6931.


Publix Pharmacies

How to get an appointment: www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida  

Evening & weekend hours available


Walmart & Sam’s Clubs

How to get an appointment: www.walmart.com/covidvaccine
www.samsclub.com/pharmacy

Evening & weekend hours available


Costco

How to get an appointment: https://book.appointment-plus.com/d133yng2/#/

Evening & weekend hours available


Winn-Dixie Pharmacies

How to get an appointment: https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine

Evening & weekend hours available


CVS Pharmacies

How to get an appointment: http://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine or call (800) 746-7287

Evening & weekend hours available


Walgreens

How to get an appointment: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19

Evening & weekend hours available



Homebound Veterans

Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to coordinate with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to identify veterans of World War II and the Korean War who are unable to travel to receive a vaccine.

Visit https://www.floridavets.org/homeboundveterans
or call (850) 487-1533, extension 9

How vaccines are distributed in Florida

Infographic illustrating how COVID-19 vaccines are distributed from the state government to hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers and the Florida Department of Health. The graphic notes that there are about 980,000 Pinellas County residents, about 250,000 of which of are age 65+ or in long-term care facilities or nursing homes.

The state and federal government also plan to open occasional vaccination sites or hold vaccination events in targeted locations. These will be small sites intended to reach specific groups and will be publicized for those residents.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be vaccinated at this time?

Anyone five years of age and older.

I lost my vaccine card. Can I get a replacement?

If you lost your card, there are options for getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccination.

Public Site/Patient Portal

If you received your vaccine at a Pinellas County public site booked through www.patientportalfl.com, log in with your user name (most likely your email address) and password; if you forgot your password, select “Forgot Password” and a temporary password will be sent to you. Once logged in, click “Vaccination” on the top tool bar then select the down arrow to “My VVR” to find your vaccination record.

You can also email: Vaccine.Records@CDRHealth.com

Pharmacy/Private Health Provider/Other

If you received your vaccination at a pharmacy or private health care provider, they should be able to look up your records and make a new card. The Florida Department of Health or your personal physician can also pull your record from the Florida Shots database.

Is transportation available to vaccine sites?

There are several transportation options available.

Neighborly offers free rides to adults 60 and over for medical appointments including vaccines. Visit https://neighborly.org/transportation/ to register. The medical appointment must be within 10 miles of your home, and you must book a ride at least two days in advance of the appointment. Anyone needing wheelchair assistance must book at least a week in advance. Rides are available from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information visit https://neighborly.org/ or call (727) 573-9444.

The Area Agency on Aging helps Pinellas seniors find free or low cost local transportation via their Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.

If you have Medicaid, you can get a free ride to and from your vaccine appointment. Once your shot is scheduled, call your health plan provider to get the name and phone number for your transportation service. If you are not in a health plan, call the Medicaid help line at 1-877-254-1055 to be connected with a transportation service.

You should schedule your ride at least three business days before your appointment, and be prepared to provide the following information: full name; Medicaid identification number; addresses of pickup and drop off locations; date of birth; name of health plan (if you are enrolled in one); date and time of your appointment; and your phone number.

You may have someone travel with you if it is medically necessary. Be sure to call the transportation service if your appointment is canceled or rescheduled.

Are appointments required?

Check with the clinic or health provider.

Do I need to be a Pinellas County resident to receive the vaccine?

No, anyone five and older is eligible for a vaccine.

Can I get my vaccine at Publix or another pharmacy?

Many Publix, CVS, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Walgreens pharmacies in Pinellas County are offering vaccines. Appointments can only be made at these stores’ respective websites or by phone.

I am a snowbird. Can I get the vaccine?

Yes, anyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

I received my first vaccine dose in another state. Can I get my second dose in Florida?

Yes, anyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine, but remember to bring your vaccination card.

Do I have to pay for the vaccine?

No, the State of Florida is offering the vaccine at no cost. Insurance is not required, though you may be asked to enter your insurance information during registration. Providing it is optional.

How many doses will I receive?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to be effective. Those eligible for the initial vaccine dose will be advised when to return for their second dose. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine. You will be informed what vaccine you are receiving when you arrive for your scheduled appointment.

How can I get proof I was vaccinated?

You will be given a vaccination card which states which doses you have received. Keep your card – it is not easy to get a replacement and some areas require proof of vaccination to travel.

What do I need to bring with me to the appointment?

  • A photo ID with your name and date of birth (for example: Florida driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport) 
  • Proof of your appointment (printed copy or screenshot of the confirmation email, or text message with QR code the portal automatically generates) 
  • Vaccine consent form provided during appointment scheduling
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when receiving any vaccine, including a COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a mask without assistance should not wear a mask.

What should I do if I have a reaction to the vaccine when I get home?

Follow the instructions provided during your visit. If you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.


Vaccine facts

  • Vaccine safety tested through rigorous clinical trials; hundreds of millions of people who have taken the approved vaccines worldwide.
  • Highly effective at protecting you from severe cases of COVID-19.
  • Most side effects are mild, including pain in the arm where you got the shot, feeling tired, headache, body aches, chills, and fever, lasting 1 or 2 days.

For detailed answers about vaccine efficacy, safety, and side effects, check out these pages:

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