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Hillsborough, Pinellas counties providing COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for kids 5-11

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Nov 10, 2021

Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are providing COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for kids this week.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:

Children ages 5 to 11 who are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian can receive their first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at Progress Village Park, 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619. The site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and it will be open during regular hours on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The child’s parent or legal guardian needs to be at the site to verbally confirm the child’s age. While no appointment is required, the second-dose appointment will be made during the first-dose visit. If a parent or legal guardian would like to make an appointment for the child’s first dose, click here.

The Pfizer pediatric vaccine dosage is one-third of the adolescent and adult dose. Children 5 to 11 years old will be vaccinated with two 10-microgram doses administered 21 days apart.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free at the Progress Village Park site. Proof of medical insurance is recommended and should be presented at the time of the COVID-19 vaccination. People without medical insurance will still be vaccinated for free.

The Progress Village Park site continues to offer free COVID-19 testing. Free vaccinations and booster shots for people ages 12 and older are also offered at the site during regular business hours.

PINELLAS COUNTY:

The Department of Health in Pinellas County will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to kids age 5-11 on Friday.

With the approval of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines can now be administered to children ages 5 to 11.

Pfizer COVID-19 for those ages 5 and up are also offered at many clinic and pharmacy locations in Pinellas and throughout the nation. Click here to find the most convenient site offering the Pfizer vaccine.

DOH-Pinellas will offer the vaccine for kids at its clinics in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Clearwater, Mid-County and Tarpon Springs. For a list of locations and addresses, click here.

Parents or guardians must accompany the child. Walk-in services are provided or appointments may be made by calling (727) 824-6931.

Parents and guardians should check with their child's doctor for recommendations and more information about vaccine schedules that include the
seasonal flu, COVID-19 and other immunizations for good health.

Pfizer vaccines for children are administered on the same schedule as those for adolescents and adults with the second dose 21 days after the first.