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.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized for emergency use for children down to 6 months have been made available to pharmacies, federally qualified health centers and pediatricians. Check with your preferred provider to see what age groups they are vaccinating or see listings below.

Locations offering vaccines:

Note: Not all clinics and pharmacies are offering the vaccine to all age groups. Check their website or call ahead to confirm eligibility.

Point of DistributionHow to get an appointmentEvenings/Weekends
Walmart & Sam’s Club Pharmacies
CVS or call (800) 746-7287
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:
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.

or call (850) 487-1533, extension 9

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has stopped administering Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, pending the arrival of the new formulation recently authorized by the FDA. For updates, visit:

Locations offering vaccines:

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

FL Dept. of Health in Pinellas County

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

Publix Pharmacies  

Evening & weekend hours available

Walmart & Sam’s Clubs

Evening & weekend hours available

Winn-Dixie Pharmacies

Evening & weekend hours available

CVS Pharmacies or call (800) 746-7287

Evening & weekend hours available


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.

or call (850) 487-1533, extension 9

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be vaccinated at this time?

Children six months 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, 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:

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 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 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.

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

Yes, 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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