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Federally-Supported Sites In Miami-Dade Open At New Satellite Locations

Members of the U.S. Army work on the vaccines at Miami Dade College North Campus on March 6, 2021.
Verónica Zaragovia
Members of the U.S. Army work on the vaccines at Miami Dade College North Campus on March 6, 2021.

People can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at two new federally-supported satellite sites from March 11-17, 2021.

One is in North Miami Beach, at the Allen Park Community Center, 1770 NE 162nd St., and one is in Miami Springs, at the Miami Springs Community Center, 1401 Westward Dr.

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In order to get a shot at these sites, and at Miami Dade College's North Campus, one must meet the qualifications in Executive Order 21-47:

-long-term care facility residents and staff
-people 65 years of age and older
-anyone age 18 and older who works as a health care personnel with direct patient contact
-those age 18 and older who work in a pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff and bus drivers)
-people age 18 and older who are deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 with an Florida Department of Health Form (printed out or on the phone) or a dotor's note
-sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
-firefighters 50 years of age and older

"On Monday, when the new executive order comes out, there are going to be some changes. Ages 60 and older you don't need anything other than your Florida ID to come and get vaccinated at any site or at the appointment sites," said Mike Jachles, FEMA Public Information Officer at the Miami Dade College North Campus site on March 10.

"Also on starting Monday we have another change, too, and that's people with a medical vulnerability, who this week have to come to a FEMA-supported site or a pharmacy, they will be able to go to the state-supported sites with that medical vulnerability letter or a document from their physician and get the vaccines there."

The Sweetwater and Florida City sites are currently closed.

Verónica Zaragovia was born in Cali, Colombia, and grew up in South Florida. She’s been a lifelong WLRN listener and is proud to cover health care, as well as Surfside and Miami Beach politics for the station. Contact Verónica at vzaragovia@wlrnnews.org
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