Some changes are coming this week as to who can now get the vaccine in Hillsborough County and Pinellas County as coronavirus vaccines are becoming more available. IONTB reports that invites are no longer necessary for several groups. Many can now sign up for an appointment to get their first shot at PatientPortalFL.com or by calling 844-770-8548. Here’s who’s eligible now:
The “medically vulnerable”
This one is a bit vague. If you boil it down, it basically means you just need a doctor’s note to get the vaccine. You can choose to get your vaccination at the Tampa Greyhound Track, Publix or another participating pharmacy.
Health care workers including office staff
The expansion includes a clinic in Pinellas County opening up Monday (March 8) that’ll be exclusively for physicians, paramedics, EMTs, nurses, home health and medical equipment providers, therapists, dental employees, and pharmacists. It also includes office staff.
School Employees, Firefighters, Law Enforcement
Those who fall under these categories who are 50 and over can now sign up without an invitation.
If you don’t fall under one of these groups, the wait shouldn’t be much longer. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that there will be enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by May. [Source: IONTB]