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Florida Vaccine Updates: Sharp Decline in J&J Doses to State, One Day Site Opens in Hialeah Gardens

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

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As a 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.

A one day event will be taking place in a Miami-Dade city on Wednesday while the state of Florida will be getting plenty of money to help pay for vaccine programs.

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

Florida to See Sharp Decline in Number of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Next Week

The state will only get 37,000 doses of the one-time vaccine next week, down from 313,000 provided to Florida this week.

The state see an increase in the Pfizer vaccine, up from 286,000 this week to 293,670 next week. Moderna doses will stay the same with 217,400 being provided.

One Day Vaccination Event Wednesday in Hialeah Gardens

The city and Miami-Dade County will hold the event at the Westland Gardens Park Banquet Facility located at 13501 Northwest 107th Avenue. The event started at 8:30 a.m. while supplies last.

A Florida ID or Florida driver’s license must be provided. Vaccinations will only be administered to individuals 18 years of age or older. A screening and consent form must be completed by all participants. For questions or concerns please contact 305-470-5660.

Click here for a list of vaccination sites across Broward and Miami-Dade counties

CDC Awards Florida $194 Million to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded more than $194 million to Florida to expand the state's COVID-19 vaccine programs.

The funding is to help increase vaccine uptake and to give "greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19," the CDC said in a statement Tuesday.

The CDC said 75% of the total funding must focus on specific programs and initiatives intended to increase vaccine access, acceptance, and uptake among racial and ethnic minority communities, and 60% must go to support local health departments, community-based organizations, and community health centers.

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