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Vaccination for people over 40 starts in Florida

Published in 29 March, 2021

From this Monday, March 29, vaccination will be opened to those over 40, a week after the same was done with those over 50.

At Miami-Dade College North, starting this Monday they will increase the first doses of available vaccines to 1,200 per day. In recent days they had lowered the number of vaccines they administered for the first dose to 500.

This site works on a first-come, first-served basis with hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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While on April 5, anyone over the age of 18 can be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Florida, as Governor Ron DeSantis had advanced on Thursday.

Vaccination began in Florida in mid-December with the slogan “Older first”, because priority was given to the immunization of the elderly, as well as to health workers on the front line of the fight against coronavirus.

And this Sunday the sites managed with the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reached 100,000 vaccines administered. Satisfaction and appreciation showed Sydel Roundtree, a resident of Liberty City, upon receiving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19; To her surprise, it was the 100,000th person to get vaccinated at Miami Dade College North.

Carmen Gloria Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for FEMA, assures that in “only three weeks and reaching 100,000 vaccines is a very significant achievement.”

Mike Jachles of the State Division of Emergency Management explains that “every day we continue to improve to do a better job in the future.”

The FEMA spokeswoman recommends that “people who are going to get the second vaccine come a little later, like 10:30 am to 11am, because the people who are going to get the first vaccine are arriving very early.”

On the other hand, this weekend some Opa-locka residents began to be immunized with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

For more information about vaccination in Miami-Dade you can go to miamidade.gov/vacuna and if you are a resident of Broward or Palm Beach you can go to https://myvaccine.fl.gov/ .

In South Florida, in addition, the pharmacy chains of CVS, Navarro, Publix, Walgreens, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Winn-Dixie, are administering vaccines free of charge and by appointment through their portals.

 

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