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Last Hillsborough County COVID-19 testing site closing

Hillsborough County officers stated owing to a decline in demand from customers, the very last county-run screening and vaccine web site will shut.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County officials announced the neighborhood condition of crisis is expiring on Thursday. 

In addition, county officers also declared that the very last county-operate tests and vaccination web-site will near.

The only internet site at the moment open up is the West Tampa Resource Middle positioned at 2103 Rome Avenue. 

Over 220 folks went to that site on Tuesday to get analyzed. Individuals folks told 10 Tampa Bay it was the only cost-free tests website they could obtain.

Hillsborough County officials said the closure stems from a drop in desire for COVID-19 vaccines and exams.

The Rome Avenue web page will formally shut down Thursday, March 17. Above the earlier handful of times, hundreds of individuals have been examined at that web-site every single working day. Even however, Hillsborough County officers are observing a decrease in people today coming out.

County officials stated from March 25, 2020, to March 13, 2022, 621,986 individuals have been analyzed at county-operate sites.

Men and women were being thankful the website was open Tuesday due to the fact several are essential to get tested for vacation.

“We arrived to get analyzed since we’re heading out on a cruise on Thursday and we have to get a exam inside of 48 several hours of acquiring on the ship,” Michael Grove, who lives in Tampa, explained.

Several people who showed up at the Rome Avenue website mentioned all other absolutely free web-sites they tried using to go to were being shut. Some were being upset the website is closing simply because the only selections left are pharmacies or health care offices.

About in Pinellas County, their website lists a handful of county web-sites to get examined.