Coronavirus Live Updates: Jackson Memorial Hospital Will Drop Appointment Requirement, Reduce Hours For Vaccine
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Jackson Memorial Hospital Will Drop Appointment Requirement, Reduce Hours For Vaccine
Updated Tuesday at 5:40 a.m.
Jackson Memorial Hospital will soon allow people to show up at its three vaccination sites without an appointment, officials said.
Miami-Dade’s public hospital system announced the change will go into effect Tuesday, April 20. Starting Wednesday, Jackson officials said there will be no appointments after 2:45 p.m. and the walk-up line also will close.
Vaccines are open to Floridians 16 and older — though teens 16 and 17 can only get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
— By Carli Teproff / The Miami Herald
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COVID Vaccine Passport Ban Added To Emergency Bill In Florida House
Updated Tuesday at 5:32 a.m.
A House committee Monday approved a proposal that would limit local emergency orders and make permanent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 “passports” that would show people have been vaccinated.
The Health & Human Services Committee voted 14-8 to support a revised proposal (HB 7047) intended to “minimize the negative effects of extended emergencies.”
The most prominent change Monday was adding rules that would prevent government agencies from issuing COVID-19 passports and bar Florida businesses from requiring customers to show documentation that they have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.
— By Jim Turner / News Service of Florida
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With J&J Vaccine Paused, Officials Resume Getting Doses To The Underserved
Updated Tuesday at 5:31 a.m.
Less than a week after reports of blood clots prompted a nationwide pause in the distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, state officials jump-started stalled efforts to inoculate those who are hard to reach.
Over the weekend, two coronavirus vaccination clinics were held for farmworkers at the aptly named J&J Family of Farms in Loxahatchee.
Further, vaccination clinics, paired with grocery giveaways, resumed at sites operated by Feeding South Florida, such as one Monday at the Palm Beach Outlets mall.
— By Jane Musgrave / The Palm Beach Post
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