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Florida Vaccine Updates: FIU Brings ‘Vaccine Bus' to Campus, Homestead Schedules Weekend Event

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

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An event in one Miami-Dade County city will allow residents to get their needed doses while Broward County takes one step forward in a return to normalcy for their residents.

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

Homestead Announces Walk-Up Event This Saturday

The city, in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, will hold the event at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 North Homestead Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

400 vaccinations will be administered and no appointment is necessary. Florida residents ages 18 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and a second dose will be scheduled.

FIU, Florida Department of Health Bringing Vaccine Bus to Campus Starting Tuesday

The bus, a partnership between the school and the state, will be located in the northeast corner of campus Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The vaccine bus will offer the Pfizer vaccine on a first come first served basis. In addition, a limited allotment of vaccines will be available at the bus for FIU students, faculty and staff age 18 or older, or those 16 and older accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The health department vaccine bus will return to administer second doses the week of May 11.

FEMA Site at Miami Dade College Resumes First Doses of Pfizer on Tuesday

The move came after the pause on Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccines last week amid concerns over rare complications in some who had received it.

The site opens at 7 a.m. and anyone ages 18 and older are eligible to get the vaccine while those ages 16 and 17 can get it with a guardian's consent. The site was scheduled to close in May, but officials have not said if that would be extended.

Sweetwater Announces New COVID Vaccination Site

Mayor Orlando Lopez announced the location, which will open Wednesday, at Ronselli Park (250 SW 114th Avenue). The site will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and be closed on Sundays.

The walk-up site will distribute the Moderna vaccine and all Florida residents over the age of 18 are eligible. No closure date has been announced.

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

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