COVID-19 vaccine, testing information for Tampa Bay area counties

COVID-19 testing and vaccines are now available at retailers and through some health departments throughout the state of Florida for children ages 12 and up and all adults. Vaccines are free and you will not be charged when you get your shot. Appointments may be required and vaccine availability will vary depending on your location.

Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended in the United States to prevent COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Jannsen. The CDC says all three are safe, effective, and reduce the risk of severe illness and death. The CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to children 12+ and adults. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Jannsen vaccines are available for adults over 18. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require two shots, with three weeks between each Pfizer shot and four weeks between each Moderna shot.

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The Florida Department of Health provides a map and list of locations where vaccines are available.

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Testing is also available at retail and department of health locations throughout Florida. Testing sites sponsored by the state of Florida are free and open to the public. Tests may require an appointment. To find a location near you, visit

If you have questions about eligibility or access to testing, the COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 at 866-779-6121.

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