Hillsborough, Pinellas counties provide COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11 – Community News

Hillsborough, Pinellas counties provide COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11

Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are providing COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines to children this week.


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. Site opens 8:00 AM to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and it’s open during regular hours on Veterans Day, November 11.

The parent or legal guardian of the child must be on site to verbally confirm the child’s age. Although no appointment is required, the appointment for the second dose is made during the first dose visit. If a parent or legal guardian would like to make an appointment for the child’s first dose, please click here.

The dosage of the Pfizer vaccine for children is one third of the dose for adolescents and adults. Children from 5 to 11 years old are vaccinated with two doses of 10 micrograms given 21 days apart.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are free on the property of Progress Village Park. Proof of medical insurance is recommended and must be presented at the time of the COVID-19 vaccination. People without medical insurance are still vaccinated for free.

The Progress Village Park site still offers free COVID-19 testing. Free vaccinations and booster shots for people 12 and older are also offered on the site during regular business hours.


The Pinellas County Department of Health will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 on Friday.

With approval from 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 children ages 5 and up is also offered at many clinics and pharmacy locations in Pinellas and across the country. click here to find the most appropriate site that offers the Pfizer vaccine.

DOH-Pinellas will offer the vaccine to children 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 arrangements can be made by calling (727) 824-6931.

Parents and guardians should contact their child’s doctor for recommendations and more information about vaccination schedules that:
seasonal flu, COVID-19 and other vaccinations for good health.

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