DOH-PINELLAS HIGHLIGHTS RECENT EFFORTS IN PROVIDING COVID-19 VACCINES DURING APRIL 12-18
April 19, 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, DOH-Pinellas 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 April 12-18:
- The pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines did not affect sites run by Pinellas County. The three in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Largo continue to provide Pfizer vaccines. There is also a state site in Clearwater. Messaging encouraging vaccination with the two-dose Pfizer was shared via social media and with community partners.
- DOH-Pinellas continues its health equity vaccination efforts. During the week of April 12-18, two events in predominantly African American community centers were completed with more than 800 people vaccinated. The effort will be spotlighted in a report by WUSF-FM, the Tampa Bay area’s National Public Radio affiliate. (The photo attached is from an outreach at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater.)
- Pinellas County continues to top the list of the 10 most populated counties in Florida with the highest percentage of total population vaccinated at 38.5 percent. As of 4/16/21, 382,182 people in Pinellas had been vaccinated with at least one dose.
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. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor for agency updates.
Residents 16 and older can schedule appointments for Pfizer vaccines via the CDR HealthPro portal at https://www.PatientPortalFL.com.
For up-to-date information on vaccine availability in Pinellas County, visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/
About the Florida Department of Health
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