“It is Sunday, May 2, here in Miami Beach, we are in South Beach and we have a beautiful day. We are making the first pop-up vaccination center in the state of Florida, ”said David Richardson, Commissioner of the city of Miami Beach, enthusiastically to Infobae.
In shorts and a good hat to protect himself from the sun, Richardson summons those over 18 to come to the beach to receive the single dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
“I have 250 doses of Johnson & Johnson today, we hope to use them all. There is a line with about 50 people who have already been vaccinated or are waiting. If you are looking to get vaccinated, come here, we are 16th Street, on the beach, right on the sand, by the sea. There is a parking lot at 16th Street and College. Or if you are on foot, just come, there is access to the beach ”, he invited.
The position will remain active all day, until there are no more doses of the batch planned for today.
Just walk up to the spot to get your single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. The requirement is to be over 18 years old, the age authorized by the health authorities to receive the injection, be a resident of the state of Florida or provide goods and services in the state (they do not request immigration documentation, it is enough to have an employment contract, a service in your name or some kind of record that shows you live in the state).
The entire mobile vaccination center is marked with the steps to follow
After receiving the dose, you have to wait a few minutes to rule out reactions
The idea is to immunize as many people as possible by facilitating access. For this reason, in addition to vaccinating in supermarkets, pharmacies and shopping centers, the city is now betting on these “pop-up” centers, almost mobile, to add vaccinated.
“It is really important. We are trying to vaccinate as many people as possible, ”Richardson explained to Infobae He added: “My goal is to bring these mobile units to the communities. I hope today I can target other demographics, maybe a young audience that would not otherwise have time to get vaccinated, but if they’re on the beach, maybe they’ll stop here and get a quick vaccination. “
They offer snacks for the vaccinated
The local authorities understood that the sooner those who live or visit Miami Beach are vaccinated, the sooner the much-cherished normalcy will return that more than a year ago the coronavirus took the world away. For that reason, all kinds of strategies proliferate. “We are going to do more of these activities in unusual places to try to reach people who may not have the time to go to the main centers,” promised the city commissioner.
Maximizing the number of vaccinated Americans in the coming months is critical for America that wants to restore a principle of normalcy around the July 4 holiday and even more so by the start of the next school year. The country is on track to have a sufficient supply of vaccines for all adults by the end of May.
The location where Miami Beach will install its pop-up vaccination center:
Days ago, Mayor Dan Gelber asked businesses to have offers for those who show proof of vaccination. During a meeting with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce last Tuesday, he asked board members to think of ways to get customers and employees vaccinated. “Free drinks, whatever,” he proposed determined to raise inoculation rates.
The queues move quickly at the post on 16th Street and Beach
The United States has already applied 243,463,471 vaccines against COVID-19 in its territory. Of that shocking figure, 146,239,208 correspond to people inoculated with one dose and 103,422,555 with two. And in the state of Florida, where tomorrow he will be vaccinated on the beach, it has already administered 15,488,105 vaccines.
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