ABOUT MIAMI-DADE, FL. – The spread of the vaccine against COVID-19 continued in South Florida, as more shots were fired on Saturday.
Miami-Dade police were called in to help direct traffic to a Miami rainforest after long lines caused large backups near the site in southwest Miami Dade.
Throughout Miami-Dade County, access to the vaccine for those over 65 is expanding, but demand is also growing.
County Mayor Daniela Levin Kava posted a tweet urging the elderly to be patient, as site staff work as quickly as possible to receive hundreds of shots in the hands of the elderly.
Hundreds of elderly people over the age of 65 are currently being vaccinated in the Tropical Park. If you have an appointment and are online, you will receive your vaccine today. We appreciate your patience as we work to distribute the vaccines as quickly as possible. pic.twitter.com/BgmFIJkI8O
̵1; Daniela Levin Kava (@MayorDaniella) January 9, 2021
Baptist Health South Florida booked thousands of appointments moments after launching its online dating portal and is now pushing the brakes on more planning.
Hard Rock Stadium will have a limited amount for next week, about 1,000 a day.
But anyone who shows up without a reservation will be rejected.
In Broward County, more lines and more waiting.
Senior citizens in Lauderhill told Local 10 News to arrange meetings that they had to navigate through crumbling websites and exercise patience.
Like Miami-Dade, several propulsion sites are open to the public at Broward, but supplies are limited.
Broward County Mayor Steve Geller said he thought it could take 6 to 8 weeks to vaccinate all Broward County seniors, but stressed that “and only if we have enough vaccines.”
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