COVID-19: Miami-Dade County Updates, Friday, April 16

Here's a roundup of Miami-Dade County coronavirus news

  • If you have questions, need further guidance, or have symptoms, call the Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 [Florida Department of Health]
  • There are 2,155,744 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 34,330 people have died. There are 467,464 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Miami-Dade County. 6,029 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • The City of North Miami will host a vaccination event for residents on Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 600 Pfizer vaccines (updated from Johnson & Johnson single doses as a response to the CDC- and FDA- recommended pauses) administered by appointment only at the Griffing Community Center (12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami, FL 33161). The deadline to register for an appointment is Thursday, April 15. Residents must show proof of Florida residency (for example: monthly mortgage statement, utility bill, or any other documentation that provides proof of address) and a valid driver’s license upon arrival. To register for the event, call the Office of the Mayor and Council at (305) 895-9818. 

  • All Florida residents ages ages 18 years and older are now eligible for the all COVID vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people ages 16 and older. All residents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian ad complete the COVID0-19 vaccine screening and consent form. Other eligible groups: persons determined to be vulnerable by a physician; health care workers with direct patient contact; long-term facility residents and staff. Click here for the vaccine finder. [Florida Department of Health]
  • The CDC recommends that all people wear a cloth mask when leaving home. Click here for a homemade mask tutorial.

Image courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Hannah A. Bullock; Azaibi Tamin.

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