Hundreds extra are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at Miami Dade Faculty at Laborious Rock Stadium
WESTVIEW, Fla. – Monica Carres said she had been waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine since January. It was finally the turn of the 60-year-old teacher on Monday.
She drove from West Palm Beach to Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., in Westview. The site does not require appointments.
“Seniors are more at home. We have to go out and work, ”said Carres.
Mike Jachles, a spokesman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said there are more vaccines now because Governor Ron DeSantis has expanded ratings to include those aged 60 and over.
“We have the mechanism to handle the capacity,” said Jachles. “It should be about seven minutes from the time you stand in line to the time you get the shot.”
Winfred Mills, 63, of Liberty City, agrees, “It’s good. Just come and take it. “
A previous extension of eligibility included school workers, firefighters, and law enforcement officers aged 50 and over. Younger patients can receive a form signed by a doctor to determine the Extreme Vulnerability Post COVID-19.
“I am medically vulnerable,” said Alison Pryor, 51 years old. “My father is 75 years old. He is vaccinated and I want to travel again.”
Liz Newman, 63, was impressed with the efficiency of the process at the Miami Dade College North state campus site, which is supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Newman drove from Delray Beach to Westview. She’s a healthcare worker, but she only decided on the vaccine last week, she said.
“I decided that I would do it in the service of humanity,” Newman said.
According to the Florida Department of Health, 2,370,198 had completed the COVID-19 vaccine series in Florida as of Monday, including 203,829 in Broward and 258,271 in Miami-Dade.
Florida Department of Health report on state vaccinations as of Monday. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)
Additionally, 1,882,052 had completed the first two-dose vaccine dose on Monday in Florida, including 172,648 in Broward and 268,380 in Miami-Dade, according to the FDOH.
That didn’t include advances made on Monday in Miami Gardens, where appointments are required, and Westview, North Miami Beach, and Miami Springs, where walk-ins are welcome.
On Monday afternoon, Jachles said 1,093 vaccines were received at Hard Rock Stadium, 1,905 vaccines at Miami Dade College, 466 vaccines at 1401 Westward Dr. in Miami Springs and 328 vaccines administered at 1770 NE 162 St. in North Miami Beach.
The locations where walk-ins are welcome are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Florida Department of Health report on Broward County. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)Florida Department of Health report on Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)
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