Updates on COVID-19 Vaccinations in the City of Miami
January 21, 2021
On January 19th, The Miami Herald gathered the most important statements made during the City of Miami's latest press conference in an article titled "City of Miami Officials Give a COVID-19 Vaccination Update
." The piece talked about the declarations made by Mayor Francis X. Suarez, District 3 Commissioner Joe Carollo, and District 4 Commissioner Manolo Reyes about the city's newest vaccination plan.
Miami authorities came together at the Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove, Florida, to reveal the opening of a new vaccination site at Marlins Park. The site will started operations on Wednesday January 20th, and doses are being administered to people ages 65 and older. Mayor Suarez stated that the site will allow the vaccination of 1,000 recipients per day and provided the phone number (1-888-499-0840) that people could call to book an appointment.
District 3 Commissioner Joe Carollo said that authorities have already started vaccinating eligible individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to illness or other impairments. He goes on to say that plans are in motion to administer at least 500 doses to senior citizen buildings in all of Miami-Dade in the next two days.
Lastly, District 4 Commissioner Reyes thanked both the mayor and the City of Miami Fire-Rescue Department for handling the vaccine distribution and the logistics of the new vaccination site, saying that it is "a tremendous step forward from our leadership for the city of Miami".
The vaccination site at Marlins Park will stay open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and vaccinations will be regulated by the Fire-Rescue Department, Florida Department of Health, and the National Guard.
You can watch the Miami Herald's coverage of the press conference here or with the link above: City of Miami Officials Give a COVID-19 Vaccination Update