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COVID Vaccine Patient Information

COVID-19 vaccine access update

All Persons 18 Years of Age and Older are Eligible to Receive the Vaccine in Florida

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • PERSONS AGES 16-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.
  • All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.
  • For more information visit, Florida Dept. of Health Covid-19 Response

Appointments are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through USF Health, and our team is currently scheduling eligible patients. To schedule your vaccine appointment please log into MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account please email mycharthelp@usf.edu.

We encourage patients to review these additional vaccination resources:

At USF Health, our priority is the health and safety of our patients and their families. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are following the official recommendations provided by local and state departments of health.

During this time of uncertainty, we understand that the current COVID-19 crisis and the given local risk in Hillsborough County are concerning to many of our patients who are receiving care at our clinical locations. We are committed to improving health in the safest manner possible, and our health care providers are diligently working to take the necessary steps to safely provide critical clinical services to our patients and their families while protecting our staff.

COVID-19 Testing

USF Health currently offers the following COVID-19 tests. Your provider will determine which test is best for you based on your clinical symptoms and test kit availability.

While most insurance covers the cost of testing for COVID-19, those who don’t have insurance or who choose to self-pay can expect the following costs.

Antigen test: Infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay technique, (e.g., enzyme immunoassay [EIA], enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA], immunochemiluminometric assay [IMCA]) qualitative or semiquantitative, multiple-step method; 87426 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (e.g., SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19]: $150 self-pay cost

Molecular test: Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); 87635 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique: $154 self-pay cost


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