Demand was high as a new COVID-19 testing site opened in Broward County Thursday in response to the surge of new cases in South Florida.
The site at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines opened at 8 a.m. Thursday with no appointment required.
The drive-thru tests are available for both vaccinated and unvaccinated, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Some who were at the site first thing Thursday said they tried to avoid the lines by making an appointment at a pharmacy, but said there were no appointments available for days.
"I checked online and every place I saw said 'no spot available,' so I came here," Donnie Vaughn said. "The first opening would be like Saturday."
In addition to testing, C.B. Smith Park offers vaccinations. There's a setup to get a Pfizer shot around the corner from the testing area with the same hours.