Six new COVID-19 vaccination sites including two in Miami-Dade and one in Broward will be opening to bring doses to some of Florida's underserved communities, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday.
Each of the six sites will be open seven days a week starting Thursday and will offer about 200 shots per day, DeSantis said at a news conference in Jacksonville.
The three South Florida sites are:
Broward College – North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Oak Grove Park - Father Gerard Jean-Juste Community Center
690 NE 159th Street
Miami, FL 33162
Overtown – Parking Lot
1551 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33136
The other sites are opening at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida A&M University in Jacksonville, and Kissimmee City Chambers Park and Community Center in Kissimmee.
Vaccines will be available to frontline health care workers and seniors ages 65 and older.
The state will work with local community organizations to proactively schedule appointments. Individuals that are interested in being contacted to schedule an appointment at these sites can either call the designated phone number for their county or visit www.myvaccine.fl.gov.
DeSantis said he'll likely have an announcement next week about expanding vaccinations to law enforcement and classroom teachers 50 and older.
"I would say, without question, barring any problems with the vaccine distribution, you’re going to see the age lower at some time in March for sure," DeSantis said.
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