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DOH-PINELLAS SCHEDULING COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS FOR STUDENTS 12-15 YEARS OLD

By DOH Pinellas

May 13, 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) has started scheduling appointments for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines for students who are 12-to-15 years old, per new guidelines.

Four of its centers are offering the two-dose vaccine on a rotating schedule that starts on Monday, May 17.

Vaccines are provided at no cost with an appointment and the parent or guardian must accompany the minor. To make an appointment at the St. Petersburg, Clearwater or Mid-County centers, call (727) 824-6931.

Vaccines will be provided in St. Petersburg and Clearwater on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; at Mid-County and Pinellas Park, they will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (The Pinellas Park center will reopen during the week of May 24.) For location addresses, go to http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/locations/index.html.

DOH-Pinellas also offers immunizations to infants, babies, children and teens by appointment. Children entering school for the first time and those entering seventh grade can receive them during their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

DOH-Pinellas is already providing the two-dose Pfizer vaccine to those 16 years of age and older. All minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their vaccinations.

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or follow us on Twitter @HealthyPinellas. We are also on Facebook and Nextdoor to provide public health information to the community.