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Tampa Mall Vaccine Site Swapping Places With Testing Site At Bucs' Stadium

Drive-through coronavirus vaccines are administered at University Mall in Tampa on Jan. 21, 2021.
Drive-thru coronavirus vaccines are administered at University Mall in Tampa on Jan. 21, 2021.

The move to Raymond James Stadium will help relieve congestion at University Mall, where thousands were showing up daily for vaccines.

A COVID-19 vaccination site at University Mall in Hillsborough County and a coronavirus testing site at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa are swapping places.

State officials announced the move on Wednesday, saying it will relieve congestion and long wait times for the thousands who were showing up daily for vaccines.

The vaccination site will open in Lot 14 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' stadium on March 1 and will accommodate up to 3,200 people per day. Vaccines will no longer be offered at the mall after Feb. 27.

The testing site will shut down at the stadium on Feb. 28 and open at University Mall on March 2.

Those who have already scheduled vaccine appointments will be able to get them at the new location.

To schedule a vaccine call 866-200-3896 or visit .

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