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Back to School clinic services offered in Pinellas County

Free immunization events in Tampa Bay area
Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 05:00:07-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is offering its annual Back to School clinic services to students for the 2020-2021 school year.

Children and youth entering Kindergarten through grade 12 can receive services.

"Your child's good health shouldn't take the summer off. Now's a great time to make sure that sports and school physicals are taken care of and immunizations are completed," FLDOH in Pinellas County said.

With funding from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas and support from the Pinellas County School Board, school-based health clinics will provide school, sports and child physicals. This will include immunizations at no cost for clients in need.

Vision screenings will be provided by Preserve Vision Florida. Assistance for glasses and exams for qualifying clients will be available.

The services will be provided to students at no cost by appointment until Aug. 20.

A parent or legal guardian must bring the child's immunization and medical records and must be present for the child to receive services.

For appointments, call (727) 249-7591 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointment hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

You can receive services at the following locations:

  • Pinellas Park High School: 6305 118th Ave N., Largo, FL 33773
  • Gibbs High School: 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711
  • Boca Ciega High School: 924 58th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Coronavirus precautions will be put in place for the clinic services. Below are the following precautions that will be put in place:

  • Everyone entering will be asked screening questions
  • One adult per family may enter, unless two or more children are younger than 12
  • Each person or child and adult -- must have a face covering

For more information, click here.