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Florida Vaccine Updates: Broward Site Closing Permanently, Pop-Up Vaccine Events in Homestead

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 largest pharmacies in the state will now be allowing walk-ins for doses of the vaccine while one major South Florida college is lifting a previous requirement in order to keep with a new Florida law.

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

Homestead Announces Pop-Up Vaccination Events
Friday and Saturday

The city of Homestead  is offering two walk-up vaccination events for Florida residents 18 years of age and older. 

The first event will take place Friday, May 7, 2021 10am – 6pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th Street.

The second event will take place Saturday, May 8, 2021 10am – 6pm at J.D. Redd Park, 550 Homestead Boulevard.

Appointments are not needed. The vaccine being offered is the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine. Individuals must provide identification, but proof of Florida residency is not required.

Tradewinds Park Vaccine Site Permanently Closing Thursday

The site in Coconut Creek will be ending its service of giving doses of the vaccine as of Thursday. Anyone who received their first shit at the site is asked to visit other locations in Broward County for their second dose.

Nova Southeastern University Dropping COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Students, Staff

Nova Southeastern University is no longer mandating that staff and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester.

In a statement Wednesday, the university said its requirement for vaccinations will no longer be in effect due to a Florida law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and set to go into effect on July 1 that bans businesses from requiring vaccinations.

CVS Begins Accepting Walk-Ins at All Florida Locations

All 782 locations in the Sunshine State will now be giving out doses without an appointment starting Tuesday. Same-day scheduling, including appointments as soon as one hour from time of scheduling, is also available.

Broward County Public Schools Offering COVID-19 Vaccines to Students

Students at Broward County Public Schools started to receive their COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday as part of a county-wide program that district board members hope will encourage families to get vaccinated together.

Coconut Creek High School was among the school district’s first six schools to offer a vaccine to students on campus. Video footage provided by the district showed students at Deerfield Beach High School receiving their shot.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is set to offer a similar vaccination program in the near future.

Click here for a list of vaccine locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties

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