TAMPA, Fla. — The new vaccination site adjacent to Raymond James Stadium opened Monday morning.
And now even more people will be eligible to get a shot.
The new vaccination site is set up at Lot 14 across from the stadium. By 8 a.m., plenty of vehicles already were snaking through the lot.
What You Need To Know
- New vaccine site at Raymond James Stadium opens Monday
- Will accommodate up to 3,200 people a day between 1st and 2nd dose appointments
- Schedule an appointment by calling 866-200-3896 or visiting myvaccine.fl.gov
The move will address logistical problems such as traffic congestion and long wait times.
The new location will allow the site to accommodate up to 3,200 individuals per day between first and second dose appointments. Eligible Florida residents can try to schedule a vaccine appointment at Raymond James Stadium by calling 866-200-3896 or visiting myvaccine.fl.gov.
Drivers are asked to enter from the northbound lanes on Himes Avenue.
And now thanks to an executive order signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday night, those 65 and under with medical conditions can get vaccinated, but not at the Ray Jay site.
That order says physicians, nurses and pharmacists can give it to a person considered extremely vulnerable health wise.
Though it is not immediately clear what conditions may qualify.
Doctors said it is another step in getting this pandemic under control.
“It’s not going to be so much of a heavy feel,” said Dr. Deepa Verma, Synergistiq Integrative Health. “This Covid thing has taken a toll on us mentally and physically, and what we’re doing is kind of taking baby steps to get to a place where we can feel more comfortable.”
And for people still in need of a Covid test, that site has been moved to University Mall.
Covid-19 testing there will resume on Tuesday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.