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Pinellas County offers additional vaccine appointments

Registration is available online or by phone, but people also need to bring documentation to their appointments.
Pinellas residents enter and exit the St. Petersburg Health Department in January. On Saturday, Pinellas County announced it is opening new appointments for people eligible under state rules.
Pinellas residents enter and exit the St. Petersburg Health Department in January. On Saturday, Pinellas County announced it is opening new appointments for people eligible under state rules. [ BOYZELL HOSEY | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Mar. 6
Updated Mar. 6

Pinellas County is opening up new appointments for those eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, the health department announced in a news release Saturday.

Vaccinations are by appointment only, and which can be made through the CDR Maguire Patient Portal at PatientPortalFL.com or by calling 844-770-8548. Adults 65 and older, health care workers, firefighters, law enforcement and K-12 school employees 50 and older are eligible.

When registering online, patients should select “no entrycode” followed by “Pinellas.” And when they show up to receive a shot, they need to bring documents or identification with proof of their status, officials said.

Seniors are required to show proof of age. Health care workers, law enforcement, firefighters and school employees will be required to present proof of eligibility when they arrive at the site. Acceptable proofs of employment include a medical license, an identification card from their organization, a paystub or a W-2 IRS form documenting employment, or a letter on official letterhead verifying employment.

Eligibility for health care workers includes all employees who come into direct contact with patients — from receptionists to dentists, therapists, physicians and pharmacists, among many other occupations.

Medically vulnerable people under 65 are also eligible for the vaccine, but are not currently able to receive it at county sites. This population must have their physician complete a form and may register for a vaccine with Publix or another pharmacy. Vaccinations for this group are also available through the federal site at the Tampa Greyhound Track, 755 E Waters Ave. in Tampa.

In addition, Walmart and Sam’s Club sites are offering vaccines for those eligible under the governor’s current orders.

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