2 new COVID-19 vaccine FEMA satellite sites open Thursday in Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The two FEMA-supported, state-run COVID-19 vaccine satellite sites will move to Charles Hadley Park and the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, officials revealed.

The main hub for the federally funded vaccine program in South Florida remains Miami Dade College’s North Campus, but the two satellite sites are planned to move each week to accommodate more residents.

They’re now headed to:

Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50th St., Miami, 33142

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay, 33189

The new sites will run from March 18-23. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those dates and can administer up to 500 vaccines per day.

The sites are walk-up locations and will be first-come, first-served (no appointments).

The last day at current satellite locations in North Miami Beach and Miami Springs is Wednesday (March 17), closing at 5 p.m.

The satellite sites are expected to return to previous locations to administer second doses. Or, people who received their first shots from these locations and require a second dose will be eligible to return to whichever ones are running when the time comes, state planners say.

These FEMA-supported sites are among the locations where Florida residents under 60 with medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19 can get vaccinated. If you are in that category you must have the state’s vulnerability form (signed by a doctor) or a doctor’s prescription indicating you are extremely vulnerable.

ALSO SEE: Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida?

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