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Vaccine site opens at Tampa Greyhound Track

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A FEMA-coordinated mass COVID-19 community vaccination site opens Wednesday morning at the Tampa Greyhound Track in Sulphur Springs and will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

The state of play: The site will accept walk-ups only and will first vaccinate law enforcement officers, firefighters and school employees ages 50 and older, plus residents 65 and older and those with medical conditions that make them "extremely vulnerable."

Tampa Bay remains wary of spring breakers' coronavirus risk

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Spring breakers are coming to Tampa Bay!

Why it matters: They'll be a boon to beach-adjacent businesses, but some are worried that careless visitors from elsewhere will sling coronavirus all over.

Florida gets more good vaccine news after a year of COVID

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We’ve officially passed the one-year mark since the coronavirus pandemic reached Florida.

The state of play: This time around there's good news. The anniversary brought exciting vaccine announcements for the state.

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