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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida's Homebound Seniors Can Make Appointments For COVID Vaccines

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Antonio Castro receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Walgreens Pharmacy Intern Erika Blanco, 24, at The Palace Renaissance & Royale, an assisted living facility in Kendall, on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

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QUICK UPDATES

Florida's Homebound Seniors Can Make Appointments For COVID Vaccines

Updated Friday at 7:17 a.m.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is offering statewide vaccine appointments for homebound seniors.

The program has vaccinated more than 24,000 residents so far.

A representative from the FDEM will contact individuals within 72 hours to set up an appointment.

To sign up, call 866-779-6121.

— By WLRN News

State-Run Vaccine Sites Are Shutting Down In June, But Miami-Dade May Keep Some Open

Updated Friday at 5:40 a.m.

All state-run vaccine sites will close in June as part of Florida’s plan to leave vaccine distribution to county health departments and local providers, including doctor’s offices, pharmacies and clinics.

Some state-run sites plan to provide vaccines through June 18. Vaccine locations at ports, such as PortMiami and Port Everglades, will offer doses until June 20. For other sites and vaccine pop-ups, the last day will be June 25.

There will still be more than 2,000 locations across the state offering COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County.

— By Michelle Marchante / The Miami Herald

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Would You Get Vaccinated To Win A Cruise? Or Is The Super Bowl More Your Style?

Updated Friday at 5:37 a.m.

If peace of mind didn’t persuade you to get vaccinated, how about a cruise? Or Super Bowl tickets? Or four days in Bermuda?

CVS announced Thursday that it is starting a national contest to boost vaccination rates, the latest of several incentive programs across the country. On Wednesday, an Ohio woman won $1 million in that state’s Vax-A-Million lottery.

The efforts are designed to draw in people who have resisted COVID-19 vaccines, threatening to drag out the COVID-19 pandemic.

— By Cindy Krischer Goodman / The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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