DOH-PINELLAS HIGHLIGHTS RECENT EFFORTS IN PROVIDING COVID-19 VACCINE
March 15, 2021
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas), in partnership with the
Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Pinellas County
Government, is providing COVID-19 vaccination sites.
To keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, DOHPinellas will continue to issue this update every week. Registrations for vaccines in Pinellas are made via the CDR Maguire Patient Portal at www.PatientPortalFL.com or, for information, call (844) 770-8548.
County health departments have an important role to play in administering vaccine.
Here’s a summary of some of our top efforts during March 8-14:
- As of March 14, Pinellas has vaccinated 198,855 persons. To date, 101,854 residents
have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Via a partnership with Pinellas County Schools, DOH-Pinellas Director Dr. Ulyee Choe
took part in a virtual roundtable with other area physicians. It was designed as a vaccine Q&A for K-12 educators. The event was shared with school personnel and the
community on YouTube here. The other physicians represented large health systems in
the county. The event was moderated by the Pinellas school superintendent.
- DOH-Pinellas has visited more than a dozen faith communities and community
organizations for COVID-19 vaccinations to bridge the health equity gap. On March 10,
the team vaccinated seniors at the North Greenwood Recreation Center in Clearwater.
DOH-Pinellas also provided vaccines to 438 seniors at Bethel Metro Baptist Church and
600 seniors at Bethel Community Baptist. The latter two serve mostly African American
congregants and are located in St. Petersburg.
- On March 11, our partners at Pinellas County Government held a webinar for area
librarians that provided training in how to help the community register on the CDR
Maguire Patient Portal for appointments. Libraries in Pinellas had been asked to
facilitate solutions to technology barriers for seniors without computers or with limited
knowledge of PC navigation.
- Via a state partnership, an additional vaccination site will open in Clearwater soon to provide access to residents in the northern part of the county. The other sites are located in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Largo, which are more accessible to those in the southern part.
Partnerships with area churches and organizations, fire/EMS personnel at community
vaccination sites, Pinellas County Schools, Pinellas County Government, the City of Clearwater and the Center for Health Equity.
Partners this week were area churches and organizations, fire/EMS personnel at community
vaccination sites, Pinellas County Schools, Pinellas County Government, the City of Clearwater and the Center for Health Equity. DOH-Pinellas continues to fight to protect health and safety as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine continues.
Residents 60 and older can schedule appointments via the CDR HealthPro portal as they
become available at https://www.patientportalfl.com.
For up-to-date information on vaccine availability in Pinellas County, visit
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