FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shaun Gayle
Assistant City Manager/City Spokesperson
City of Miramar
PERMANENT COVID-19 VACCINE SITE OPENS AT VIZCAYA PARK IN MIRAMAR
Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to be administered to those age 50 and older
MIRAMAR, FL (Wednesday, March 24, 2021) – Today, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam announced a partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on the opening of a permanent COVID-19 vaccination site to be located at Vizcaya Park in Miramar. The walk-up location will give the community access to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and both first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at the site.
The media is invited to attend a Press Conference on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Vizcaya Park located at 14200 SW 55th Street, Miramar, FL 33027.
The state-run site, to be called the Miramar Health Equity Site, will open to the public on Friday, March 26, 2021 and will remain open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until supplies run out. A total of 200 vaccines will be administered daily on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are necessary.
In order to qualify, individuals will need to be 50 years and older, present proof of Florida residency like a valid Florida ID or driver’s license and must meet state guidelines which can be viewed at www.floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/. Individuals under 50 deemed by a physician to be “extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 can also receive the vaccine. Individuals who have been deemed extremely vulnerable need to present the Florida Department of Health form when they arrive to the site. The form is available here.
Mayor Wayne Messam stated, “We are excited that the State has decided to open this permanent location in the heart of Miramar. Our residents will greatly benefit from this location especially since no appointments will be required. Now vaccines will be more accessible to those who want to take their first or second dose. We are hopeful that this will eventually get us back to some sense of normalcy after a challenging pandemic year.”
For updates about the vaccine distribution and the latest COVID-19 related news, please visit www.MiramarFL.gov/Vaccine.
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