Miami, Feb. 19, 2021 – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will serve as a federal COVID-19 mass vaccination site capable of administering up to 2,000 vaccines per day.
“MDC is very proud to be chosen as a committed partner in helping our community and the entire country reach normalcy during this global pandemic. This latest designation speaks to the important role the College plays in this community and the nation and our ability to effectively serve as a community resource during times of crisis – including opening our campuses as food and technology distribution sites over the last 12 months,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega.
The site will open on Wednesday, March 3, and operate seven days a week, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. It will be a walk-up site with appointments scheduled in advance. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas.
As of right now, the site will be vaccinating individuals 65 and older, health care workers with direct patient contact, and long-term care facility staff and residents. If these parameters change before the launch date and more groups are added, MDC will make an announcement. To sign up for an appointment, please visit myvaccine.fl.gov or call 888-499-0840.
These and other efforts to help move the College and the community safely through the pandemic are part of MDC CARE – Comprehensive Access to Resources and Education. MDC previously announced a partnership with Jackson Health System for employees 65 and older to receive vaccinations. The College has also partnered with Curative to provide free COVID-19 testing for all at the North and Kendall Campuses. For more information and to schedule a testing appointment, please visit https://www.mdc.edu/coronavirus/testing/.