TAMPA, Fla. — On Tuesday, the federally run COVID-19 vaccination site at the Tampa Greyhound Track will close for good. Health officials say people have plenty of options now for places to receive the shot, so the FEMA sites aren’t needed.
What You Need To Know
- The federally run COVID-19 vaccination site at the Tampa Greyhound track is closing on Tuesday
- Health officials say turnout at the site has decreased rapidly
- The site will be open today from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., offering the Johnson & Johnson shot and the 2nd dose of the Pfizer
- Local pharmacies and primary care doctors will continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccine
“A lot of folks have already been vaccinated, or they're choosing not to be vaccinated,” said Kevin Watler, Department of Health Hillsborough County.
Turnout at the FEMA sites has decreased rapidly, and Hillsborough County Health officials report over 450,000 residents are fully vaccinated.
County-run sites will remain open for now, but eventually, they will close down, too. Local pharmacies and primary care doctors will continue offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health officials said if you’re still on the fence about getting vaccinated, sooner is better than later.
“Don't wait any longer. The longer it takes you to get vaccinated, the longer it's going to take for you to have protection. Things are certainly opening up more and more. The virus will continue to spread, but it has a much lower chance of spreading to someone who is vaccinated,” said Watler.
The Tampa Greyhound Track site will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. It offers the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.