TAMPA, Fla — Tampa will become the home of one of the state's latest federally supported COVID vaccination sites.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Tampa Bay area site on Friday, along with three others in Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville.
The site will open on March 3 and will operate seven days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each day, the governor says 2,000 vaccines will be distributed.
Branching off of the main site will be two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will complete 500 vaccinates a day in underserved areas, according to a press release.
Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz tweeted a thank you to FEMA and President Joe Biden for working with the state to provide the additional mobile sites.
"I want to thank @fema @POTUS @JoeBiden for working with @FLSERT and the state of Florida to also provide mobile vaccination units to increase Vaccine equity in our minority and underserved neighborhoods," he wrote.
Tampa's federal site will be placed at:
Tampa Greyhound Track
755 E. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
The specific location of where our areas two mobile satellite sites will serve was not immediately available.
"The state will utilize the current preregistration system and work with local community organizations to proactively schedule appointments," a press release stated.
Those still needing to pre-register with the statewide system can either call their county's designated phone number or head online to myvaccine.fl.gov.
To preregister with the statewide system, individuals can either call the designated phone number for their county or visit myvaccine.fl.gov.
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