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Dept. of Health in Miami-Dade Covid Vaccine Appointments Quickly Fill Up

Appointments will reopen once additional vaccines are received, officials said

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The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County released a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments Friday that filled up minutes after they were available.

The reservations, for seniors ages 65 and older by appointment only, were made available at 4 p.m. Friday through the county's scheduling tool at miamidade.gov/vaccine, miamidade.gov/vacuna and miamidade.gov/vaksen.

All slots were filled within about 30 minutes, officials said.

"Demand for vaccines is currently much greater than existing supply," the Department of Health said in a statement.

Appointments will reopen once additional vaccines are received.

The vaccine being offered requires a second dose, and at the time of vaccination, individuals will receive information regarding the second dose.

After receiving the vaccine, individuals will be required to remain seated for 15-30 minutes for medical monitoring.

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