Several FEMA-supported vaccination sites open in Miami-Dade

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami Dade College’s North Campus is now home to a massive vaccination site run by the state and supported by FEMA.

A trial run took place before its grand opening Wednesday.

More than 2,000 doses will be administered there per day, 500 of which will be the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The site is one of the first in the country to offer the single-dose shot.

“So if someone comes up and says, ‘I prefer Johnson & Johnson,’ we have a ticket system of 500 a day that allows you to get a ticket and once we run out up front, that is it for Johnson & Johnson for the day,” said Bruce Roberts, with the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

FEMA is fully funding the temporary site, which will be open for eight weeks.

“This is a federally-supported site. This is one of 18. We are happy to announce that it will be opening and running today -- one of four in the state of Florida,” FEMA spokesman Daniel Llargues said.

The U.S. Army is prepared to administer 2,500 Pfizer doses and 500 Johnson & Johnson doses daily.


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