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Florida Vaccine Updates: Miami Dade College Site Switches to Local Oversight

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 county will be continuing having vaccination doses being offered on local school campuses while one of the largest sites in the area will have new leadership starting Wednesday.

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

Miami Dade County Holds Pop-Up Vaccination Event at J.W. Marriot in Downtown Miami

Miami-Dade County is partnering with the J.W. Marriot Hotel in downtown Miami, to hold a pop-up vaccination event for downtown hotel employees Wednesday, May 26th between 8:00 am and 4:00 p.m.

The county recently reached 50% of the population over 16 years old with at least one dose, leading the state of Florida, but there are still hundreds of thousands of eligible residents who are unvaccinated.

Broward County Continues Administering Second Doses of Pfizer Vaccines at Schools

The partnership between the Florida Department of Health-Broward County and the Broward County Public Schools is providing the second round of free, voluntary Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to students, staff and their families ages 12 and up at all public high schools and participating charter high schools in the county.

Students younger than18 years of age can be vaccinated without a parent or guardian present if they bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian with them to the event. The event runs from May 25th to June 1st. For a list of locations, click on this link.

Vaccination Site at Miami Dade College No Longer Run by FEMA

The vaccination site at Miami Dade College, which was scheduled to close May 25th, will be remaining open.

The site will be shifting from being a FEMA-run location to a site run by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue with drive-thru and walk-up vaccinations available.

The site, operated by the State of Florida and supported by FEMA, is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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