COVID-19 Virus

Pinellas County Covid-19 Testing Sites Open

The Department of Health-Pinellas continues to encourage everyone who has not received a COVID-19 vaccination to get protected as soon as possible, and for those who are eligible to receive their booster dose. Vaccinations remain the most effective defense against COVID-19. 

To find all locations where vaccines are provided near you, go to or call (800) 232-0233. 

For more information about DOH-Pinellas, go to

A full list of testing locations can be found on Pinellas County's COVID-19 website.

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Covid-19 Updates

For the latest information on COVID-19 please refer to the Center for Disease Control for information at

COVID-19 Vaccine Dosage Is Based on Age on the Day of Vaccination, Not on Size or Weight

Children get a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults that is the right amount for their age group.

COVID-19 primary series vaccination for children and teens:

Child’s Age




6 months – 4 years old

3-dose primary series

2-dose primary series

Not authorized

5 – 17 years old

2-dose primary series

2-dose primary series

Not authorized

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and dosage for children and teens, visit:

For information on an additional primary dose for children who have a weakened immune system, visit COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised.

Learn more about recommended COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

Availability of Vaccines

Many doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Visit to find locations that are offering vaccines to everyone ages 6 months and older. Parents can check with their child’s healthcare provider, their local pharmacy, and health department about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about how to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Important Reminder: Stay safe until your vaccine reaches full effectiveness:

  • Pfizer and Moderna vaccines take up to 2 weeks after the 2nd dose for full effectiveness; 1-dose Johnson & Johnson can take up to 28 days.
  • All three vaccines are highly effective at preventing life-threatening illness, but they do not offer 100% protection from catching or spreading COVID-19; no vaccine gives 100% protection.
  • While the virus continues to spread, mask-wearing and social distancing are still important safety protocols.