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Florida Vaccine Updates: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Moves Vaccine Gate Location

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it

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As a limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has become available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to stand in line for a dose.

While cars waited for hours just for the chance to get into the newest site in Broward County, Miami-Dade County saw their latest round of appointments fill up in less than an hour after opening up.

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it.

Hard Rock in Miami Gardens Vaccine Update

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens is offering vaccinations by appointment only at a different location on its premises, officials said.

Vaccines will now be administered at Gate 16. Commuters can enter from NW 27 Av.e onto 199th Street. If you're using the Florida Turnpike, take Exit 47 and go south to 199th Street.

Appointments are needed for vaccinations, but no appointment is needed to get tested for COVID-19 at the stadium. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gate 13. Cars must have working windows that fully open and close.

People with vaccination appointments are advised not to arrive more than 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled time.

Florida Adds 11,093 New COVID-19 Cases, Reports 135 More Virus-Related Deaths Sunday

Florida added more than 11,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, as the state's virus-related death toll increased by more than 130.

The 11,093 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 1,571,279 since the outbreak began, according to figures released by the state's department of health.

Person Collapses, Transported From Hard Rock Stadium Site

One person was taken to an area hospital after suffering a fall Sunday at the stadium site in Miami Gardens.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews arrived at the scene just after 1 p.m. and transported the victim. Officials have not released details, including the victim's condition or how they fell.

Jackson Health, Miami-Dade County Offer Window for Appointment Sign-Ups, Slots Fill Quickly

Jackson Health System sent a press release close to 6 p.m. Saturday announcing they would be opening an "extremely limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments" on its website A little after 7 p.m., officials notified that all slots had filled up.

All available appointments to get vaccinated in Miami-Dade County have filled up, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed on Twitter Saturday.

Sign-ups for the additional doses had begun at 5 p.m. The slots appeared to have been filled in a little more than thirty minutes.

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