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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, and

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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