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New COVID vaccine pop-up site opens in downtown Miami

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other local business leaders held a news conference Monday morning at a new COVID-19 vaccine pop-up at the DuPont Building at 169 E. Flagler St. in downtown Miami.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other local business leaders held a news conference Monday morning at a new COVID-19 vaccine pop-up at the DuPont Building at 169 E. Flagler St. in downtown Miami.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other local business leaders held a news conference Monday morning at a new COVID-19 vaccine pop-up at the DuPont Building at 169 E. Flagler St. in downtown Miami.

The vaccination site will be open from Monday, May 17, to Sunday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

Only the Pfizer vaccine will be offered at that location.

“We’re committed to making vaccination as accessible and convenient as possible,” the mayor said. “We want to bring vaccines to schools, to malls, to hotels, restaurants, to the small businesses. We’ve been at the port, we’re at the airport, and we are just working hard to bring vaccines close to the people, and right here in downtown Miami where we have a lot of working people.”

Levine Cava said close to 3,000 shots were administered last week at the pop-up location at Miami International Airport. She said they are hoping for a similar turnout at the DuPont Building, especially since it is close to both the Metromover and the Metrorail.

Appointments are not required at the pop-up location, but people are urged to visit https://vaccines.nomihealth.com/mdc/first-dose or call 305-614-2014 to pre-register and save time on-site.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.