Miami-Dade authorities activated a new Covid-19 vaccination center available for passengers, workers and residents of Florida at the Miami International Airport facilities.

The center began operating on Monday administering the first and second doses of Pfizer without the need for an appointment. This first round of vaccination will conclude on May 14 and then a second will be activated during the first week of June.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava launched this center, located at gate one of Terminal D, as part of her strategy to motivate county residents to get vaccinated in order to reduce infections among the local population. .

For the next few days the opening of other centers is planned in a place where crowds of people such as work spaces, parks and even schools are registered.

Although no appointment is needed to access the vaccine, those interested should register by calling 305-614-2014 so that they can receive more immediate attention.

Florida Department of Health records indicate that in the state a total of 9,265,816 people have been vaccinated with the first dose and of this number more than 7 million have the full treatment.

In the case of Miami-Dade, 1,318,706 citizens have been vaccinated and in Broward a total of 870,231 people.

Florida health authorities reported that as of Sunday the accumulated total of infections since the pandemic began was 2,268,806 after 3,231 new positive cases were reported.

The pandemic caused the death of 31 people in the last hours, so the total figure in this section rose to 36,445.

In addition to the first strain, in Florida cases of the South African and British variants have also been reported.

After the use of the Covid-19 vaccines was approved, Florida began its vaccination campaign with older adults and establishing centers in stadiums, parks, pharmacies and religious spaces.

The age range has expanded in recent months and given the effectiveness of the vaccines, Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order for all restrictive measures to be invalidated as of July 1.

In some places like Palm Beach wearing the mask is no longer mandatory, but the owners of the establishments can decide whether their customers use it or not.

Additionally, residents must wear it when entering a federal building such as the post office, airports, and tax offices.

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