COVID-19 Virus

Covid-19 Updates

Delta Variant

  • The highly contagious Delta variant is actively spreading in Pinellas, causing a spike in cases since July 4. 
  • The delta variant spreads more easily because it causes a higher viral load in your body.

Effective, Safe Vaccines

  • Nationally, 99% of new COVID deaths are among unvaccinated people, according to federal health officials.
  • The vaccines continue to prove highly effective at preventing severe COVID in the vast majority of people – they remain free and widely available for everyone. 
  • More than 1 billion people have received the COVID vaccine around the world. 162 million people in the US are fully vaccinated. The vaccines available in Florida are considered extremely safe.
  • Free COVID vaccines are now available at your home, too. Call 813-932-6266 to schedule, or visit here for more info. 
  • If you still have questions, ask your Doctor.

Masks

  • The CDC recommends masks for vaccinated people who are immunocompromised as they may be at higher risk for a severe case from Delta; unvaccinated people should also continue mask wearing in groups of people. 
  • Testing
  • Anyone with cold-like symptoms should get tested. 
  • Information on testing locations and vaccines can be found at www.covid19.pinellascounty.org 

No Computer? No Problem! Call 844-770-8548 for Covid Vaccine Registration/Appointment Assistance

There are several residents in our community that do not have access to a computer or are not computer or cell phone savvy. You can call the CDR Health Covid-19 Vaccine Support Line at 844-770-8548 for registration assistance.

When prompted, press the number:

  • 1 - For English, then press
  • 2 - For the Pinellas County Covid-19 Vaccine Center, then press
  • 3 - For Experiencing Complications with the Patient Portal 

You will get a live person to assist you with registration and later scheduling a vaccine if needed. Please be sure that the caller has pen and paper ready to write down their password they will be given and any other instructions provided.

* * * * *