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Army soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, prepare Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate people at the Miami Dade College North Campus on March 9.

Pinellas Park, Clearwater and St. Pete sites will offer walk-up vaccinations beginning today. Hillsborough County has one in Tampa and now Pinellas will have 3 locations where you can get the coronavirus vaccine without registering online first and waiting to hear back. No appointment will be necessary, but you will need to meet the criteria listed below. Many Publix, CVS, Walmart, Sam’s Club and health care centers are also offering the vaccines, but it’s still by appointment.

The sites will be open from 1-4pm today (March 12) and 9am-3pm Saturday at:

In his address to the nation from the White House, President Biden directed states to make the vaccine available to all Americans by May 1. Next week the minimum age to get the vaccine will drop to 60 here in Florida. For this weekend, it’s still just those of 65 years of age and up who can get the shot… with a few exceptions. Those who are eligible to get the vaccine right now:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patients
  • K-12 school employees
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of ages and older
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older


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