Residents of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties can now get COVID-19 vaccines from the comfort of their own homes.
“DeliveRxd Pharmacy” will vaccinate people who live in those counties at no cost. You don’t have to be homebound or bedridden to qualify for the vaccine either.
"Some people may rather get vaccinated at home, so we will be there for them," said William Parker, president and founder of DeliveRxd Pharmacy. "This is especially a great option for eligible children or those who do not like doctor offices."
The home vaccinations program comes at a time when the delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading through Florida, and cases are surging. The latest numbers show that Florida accounts for one in five new COVID cases in the United States.
"We really appreciate DeliveRxd Pharmacy for offering this unique opportunity in our region because this is not an option in most areas, said Dr. Douglas Holt, director of the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. "Every additional person vaccinated is a potential life that is saved."
While vaccines have been available to the general public for months, 47% of Floridians remain unvaccinated. Health officials hope the at home service will help motivate people who otherwise would avoid seeking out a vaccine location.
"We welcome this additional resource for residents in Pinellas," said Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. "Our vaccine health equity efforts include eliminating barriers that prevent all residents in our community from being protected from COVID-19."
Those who would like to take advantage of the free vaccination should visit deliverxdfl.com or call 813-932-6266.
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