Jan. 28, 2021
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County:
Maggie Hall, PIO
(727) 824-6908 (Media Only)
Tom Iovino, PIO
(727) 281-5094 (Media Only)
Pinellas receives new shipment of COVID vaccines for 65+ residents
Appointments re-open Friday at 3 p.m.; slots expected to fill quickly
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 65 and older re-open at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, following a new shipment of 10,000 doses from the State of Florida. Appointments start early next week and are expected to fill quickly.
Appointments are mandatory to get the first of two vaccine injections and can be scheduled online through the CDR HealthPro portal starting at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 at www.PatientPortalFL.com. Residents accessing the portal prior to 3 p.m. on Friday will be able to create an account, but will not be able to book their appointment until the set time of 3 p.m. No appointments will be booked prior to Friday at 3 p.m.
Pinellas County Fire paramedic crews are operating the four public vaccination sites for seniors over 65 in coordination with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.
To get a vaccine appointment, residents must first create an account and then select an available time. Creating an account does not guarantee availability for this round of appointments. There will be no vaccines for residents without appointments, and there is no waiting list.
As required by the State of Florida, patients must show proof of Florida residency to receive a vaccine. Examples include: a valid Florida Drivers License, state issued ID, deed, or utility bill with the patient’s name and address. Part-time residents will be asked to provide a part-time rental agreement.
Those without internet access or who need assistance with the portal can call (844) 770-8548. The call center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide guidance in English and Spanish. Any resident with the ability to access the internet is strongly encouraged to use the online portal, as phone wait times can be lengthy.
For the latest information on vaccine appointments and updates, residents can check https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines, or the Department of Health in Pinellas County Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.
Appointments will be scheduled at sites in various parts of the county. Details about access to the vaccine distribution sites will be given to residents upon appointment confirmation. Appointments for the required second dose can be made at the time of scheduling.
Family members must sign up and register individually for appointments.
Those arriving ahead of schedule may be turned away and instructed to return at their scheduled time.