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Florida Vaccine Updates: Coral Springs Closing Site, Broward Bringing Doses to HS Campuses

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

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Across South Florida, one local health care provider will be accepting walk-ins for the COVID vaccine this week while another major site is cutting ties with the Pfizer vaccine in the coming days.

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

FIU to Offer Vaccines for Students, Staff, Faculty

Florida International University is providing first-dose Pfizer vaccines to students, staff, faculty and eligible members of their households on Friday, May 7.

Registration for appointments is open and available here. Those who register must commit to return for the second dose on May 26.

Click here for more information.

Coral Springs Closing Testing Site Starting May 14

The city will be officially demobilizing the site at Mullins Hall, which has been operated in a partnership with the Florida Department of Health since May of 2020.

Residents can continue to obtain free COVID-19 testing at the Ice Den (3299 Sportsplex Drive), with rapid testing is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or numerous private sites available in the city.

Broward School District Bringing COVID Vaccine to Campuses This Week

Starting Tuesday, the Broward County School District will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its high school campuses over an eight-day span, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

The vaccine will be administered by the county's health department on a walk-up basis, officials said.

Students 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and it will also be offered to school staff, faculty and parents, the newspaper reported. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive the vaccine.

Holy Cross Health COVID-19 Vaccine Center Accepting Walk-ins

Holy Cross Health COVID-19 Vaccine Center is accepting walk-ins for Pfizer vaccines to those 16 and older Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 4701 N. Federal Highway, Building C in Fort Lauderdale.

Vaccine consent forms can be filled out in advance. Appointments for second doses are scheduled after the first dose is received, however second doses require an appointment.  Eligible minors must be accompanied by a parent and supply proof of age. 

Appointments also are available weekdays from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Drop off the vaccine consent form in the drop box located on the south side of the Vaccine Center and you will be called for an appointment.

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

MDC Site to Stop Administering 1st Dose of Pfizer Vaccine

Miami-Dade College North will stop administering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine after May 4th.

Next Tuesday will be the last day for people to get the first dose of the two-shot vaccine. Johnson & Johnson vaccines and second shots of the Pfizer vaccine will continue through the end of May.

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