New COVID Vaccination Site to Open in Miami Dade College
February 25, 2021
A CBS Miami article titled "Mass COVID Vaccination Site Coming to Miami Dade College North Campus, 3 Other Locations Across State"
reports that four new mass COVID vaccination sites are coming soon to the state, with one arriving at the north campus of Miami Dade College. Due to Black people testing positive for the virus at twice the rate of whites and the vaccination rate being equally underperforming, US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says the MDC site is desperately needed.
Miami-Dade County communities like Opa-Locka are suffering the most as 53 percent of the population is black, living in poverty, and has the lowest vaccination rate in the state. President Biden has previously mentioned that he's committed to creating vaccination sites that not only can handle large groups of people seeking vaccines but also increase access to low-income and minority communities. In a statement, US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson expressed gratitude for working with the administration to set up a site in the heart of her district. The site will make the vaccine more accessible and convenient to reach the Black and Hispanic communities.
The vaccination site will operate daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and the process couldn't be any easier. Miami-Dade College North Campus President Fermin Vazquez says recipients will be able to do walk-up appointments, allowing them to drive to the site and park, or they can take the bus to the campus. With the site being able to administer 2,000 vaccines per day in addition to two smaller sites that will conduct 500 per day, the site will offer 3,000 vaccines in total daily. The state will also utilize the current preregistration system and work with local organizations to frequently schedule appointments.
For more information, make sure you head over to the article by clicking here: Mass COVID Vaccination Site Coming to Miami Dade College North Campus, 3 Other Locations Across State