Gov. DeSantis announces 4 new federally supported COVID-19 vaccination sites

Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 11:12:06-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday the establishment of four COVID-19 vaccination sites in partnership with the federal government in Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.

These sites will open on March 3 and will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with each site administering 2,000 vaccines per day according to a release from Gov. DeSantis.

Each site will also have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will administer 500 vaccinations a day in underserved areas.

The state will use the current preregistration system and work with local community organizations to proactively schedule appointments, the release from said.

To preregister with the statewide system, eligible people can either call the designated phone number for their county or use the website by clicking here.

A list of county-designated phone numbers to preregister by phone is available by clicking here.

The new federally supported sites are listed below:

Tampa Greyhound Track
755 E. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604

Valencia College – West Campus
1800 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

Gateway Mall
5200 Norwood Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Miami Dade Community College (North Campus)
11380 NW 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33167

These sites are opening through a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida National Guard.