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Florida Vaccine Updates: J&J Shots at MIA Extended Through Sunday, PortMiami Site to Close Next Month

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

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One of the larger sites for the COVID-19 vaccine will be giving out doses for a day longer than planned this weekend while several sites have announced when they will be closing their doors.

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

All Broward Department of Health COVID-19 Sites Closed Monday, May 31

All Broward County Department of Health testing and vaccination sites will be closed on Monday, May31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Additionally, the Mills Pond Park testing location will be closed Monday, May 31.

The PCR testing site at 2201 NW 9 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale will be open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 1-3. The site will start a new schedule Sunday, June 6 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. The site will be closed Fridays and Saturdays.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations at Miami Int'l Airport Extended Through Sunday

The vaccination site at Miami International Airport administering Johnson & Johnson shots that was to be held until Saturday, May 29, has been extended until Sunday, May 30 for all individuals 18 and older.

Those wishing to get inoculated at this site will not have to provide proof of residency and may walk-in from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccination site is located at: MIA’s Concourse D, 4th Floor Auditorium, upstairs from Door 1.

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PortMiami Vaccination Site To Open Until Saturday, June 19

The vaccination site at PortMiami, located in Cruise Terminal J, will close Saturday, June 19.

The site is open to the public and is also administering Pfizer vaccines to children 12 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a birth certificate is required for inoculation for anyone under 18.

The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mask Policy Update From Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the United Teachers of Dade have reached an agreement regarding mask policies for planned outdoor activities.

Beginning Tuesday, June 1 and for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, masks will be optional for students participating in outdoor activities as long as social distancing is in place and the principal approves it.

Masks will still be required indoors.

Miami Gardens Opens New Vaccination Site

Residents in the city can get their dose at the Brentwood Pool, located at 18800 Northwest 28th Place, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

No appointments are needed at the walk-up site and COVID testing is also available. For more information, call 1-800-935-9505.

State-Supported Sites in Miami-Dade, Broward to End COVID-19 Vaccinations by June 25

Broward county announced Friday that the four sites would be transitioning out of state control within the coming weeks.

Broward College's north campus in Coconut Creek and Vizcaya Park will transition on June 18th, while Port Everglades will change control on June 20th and Torres Park in Lauderdale Lakes will transition on June 25th.

A list of vaccine sites remaining open can be found by clicking on this link.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade also announced it will be ending COVID-19 vaccinations at all of the county's state-supported sites by June 25, officials said Thursday.

The department said vaccinations are being transitioned to a locally-led effort through primary care providers, retail and pharmacy locations, county health departments, and local governments.

As part of the transition, the state-supported sites in the county - including Hard Rock Stadium, Marlins Stadium and the Miami Beach Convention Center - will hold their last day of vaccinations next month.

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