Federal Covid vaccine site planned for Tampa
February 19, 2021 - A partnership between the state and federal governments will bring four Covid-19 vaccine sites to Florida, including one in Tampa. The vaccine site will be at the Tampa Greyhound track, 755 E. Waters Ave., according to a news release from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Other federally-supported sites are in Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville. The sites will open on March 3 and will operate seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas, the news release said. The state will use the current preregistration system and work with local community organizations to proactively schedule appointments. To preregister with the statewide system, individuals can either call the designated phone number for their county or visit myvaccine.fl.gov. Partners in the initiative are the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida National Guard.