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COVID-19 walk-in vaccination site opens in Hillsborough County

Posted at 5:45 AM, Mar 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-17 08:35:24-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Florida residents have another location to choose from to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The TPepin's Hospitality Center at 4121 N. 50th Street in Tampa will serve as the first county-run walk-in vaccination site.

Residents will check-in inside as well as receive their vaccine and sit in an observation area.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Where those eligible can get vaccinated in the Tampa Bay area

Vaccinations will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are mandatory and proof of Florida residency is required. Residents can make an appointment through the CDR Health Pro Portal.

People who qualify for the vaccine include:

- People ages 60 and older
- Health care personnel who have direct contact with the public
- Pre-K through Grade 12 school employees (public, private, and charter)
- Sworn law enforcement officers age 50 and older
- Firefighters age 50 and older