Starting today, Florida residents ages 50 and older may get vaccinated

DORAL, FL – Florida residents ages 50 and older can begin receiving a COVID-19 vaccine shot starting today, March 22, at all FEMA supported sites.

These are: Miami Dade College North Campus at 11380 NW 27th Avenue, that opens from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Charles Hadley Park at 1350 NW 50th Street, opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center at 10950 SW 211th Street, in Cutler Bay, opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

People within this age group would only need a valid government-issued ID to receive the first dose of the COVID vaccine without an appointment, reported South Florida 6.

“I believe that we have reached a turning point in our vaccination effort in which we need to begin to aggressively expand vaccine eligibility to more adults,” Miami-Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, said.

With this goal in mind, not only Florida residents ages 50 and older will be able to access COVID-19 vaccines this month. Starting March 29, all county-run sites will begin providing vaccines to anyone living in Florida who is 40 or older.

In addition, beginning Wednesday, March 24th, all FEMA supported sites will be administering the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone who meets the age requirement and has already received the first dose of the vaccine. 

For this purpose, two FEMA satellite locations will also reopen Wednesday for one week. These are located at: Ronselli Park Youth Center at 250 SW 114th Ave., in Sweetwater, and another one at Florida City Youth Activity Center at 650 NW 5th Ave. in Florida City.

Residents who already received the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine at these locations are eligible as well as anyone who has a Florida ID and a shot card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that proves they received their first dose. 

The second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will also become available at the three county-run sites starting on March 29. At these locations, 500 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered per day along with second doses, reported CBS4 Miami. 

The Miami-Dade county-run sites – at Homestead Sports Complex, Tropical Park and Zoo Miami, are appointment-only, drive-thru sites.

To make an appointment, people can complete a pre-registration at miamidade.gov/vaccine or call 305-614-2014.

 

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