Miami Beach calls for vaccination against COVID-19 on the beach: this Sunday, they will apply doses of Johnson & Johnson until they are exhausted.
The center will be installed tomorrow from 10 am on the sand of 16th Street Beach.
We will have another CoVID Vaccination Center in the sand at 16th Street Beach (16th Street and Beach) this Sunday, May 2. This location will have J&J single-dose vaccines and will be open from 10 am to 7 pm or while supplies last. Please share this information," announced David Richardson, Miami Beach City Commissioner.
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.
The goal, Richardson explained, is to attract the very young to get vaccinated. However, eligible people of all ages can get the vaccine. I'm excited to see if it works. I think there will be a lot of young people; he was passionate.
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 vaccinations.
Local authorities understood that the faster those who live or visit Miami Beach are vaccinated, the sooner the much-cherished normality that the coronavirus took from the world will return more than a year ago. For that reason, all kinds of strategies proliferate.
Polls have shown that doubts about vaccines have diminished since their launch. Still, the White House encourages ideas like those in Miami Beach to make getting vaccinated easier and more attractive, particularly for younger Americans who are at lower risk of contracting. The severe form of the disease and does not feel the same urgency as adults. That means providing incentives and encouragement to get vaccinated and reducing the friction surrounding the vaccination process.
Maximizing the number of Americans vaccinated in the coming months is critical to the Joe Biden Administration that wants to restore a principle of normalcy around the July 4 holiday and even further so by the start of the next school year. The United States is on track to have a sufficient supply of vaccines for all adults by the end of May and for all Americans by July.
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.
And since yesterday, all vaccination centers controlled by Florida's state or federal government no longer require a document proving residency to access the injection. Rather, they already use a verbal control system. Upon arrival at the site, a form is completed with medical questions and personal information, such as name and date of birth. Thus, the complications that have made it difficult for the undocumented community to get vaccinated in Florida, or even for those who are temporarily working here, were eliminated.
The United States has already applied 243,463,471 vaccines against COVID-19 in its territory. Of that shocking figure, 146,239,208 corresponds 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.