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4 South Florida organizations team up to immunize hundreds of at-risk homeless people

Updated Thursday at 5:40 a.m.

Despite the easing of restrictions on the COVID-19 vaccine and a growing number of inoculation sites available to Floridians, some underserved communities still struggle with inequities in vaccine deployment.

To combat this problem, four organizations in South Florida have teamed up to increase immunizations among the homeless and most vulnerable residents of Miami-Dade County.

Starting Thursday at 10 a.m., hundreds of residents, staff and families will receive COVID-19 vaccinations at Chapman Partnership, which works with homeless people and operates two assistance centers to help those people. .

– By Devoun Cetoute / The Miami Herald

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Herd Immunity Express: Health officials ready to bring vaccines to the population

Updated Thursday at 5:36 a.m.

With its first Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic set to scale back operations on Thursday, the Palm Beach County Health Care District will travel to Riviera Beach as it embarks on a tour that could be dubbed the Herd Immunity. Express.

The mobile units, which are now central to efforts to get vaccines to the arms of the 50% of eligible county residents who have not requested vaccines, will visit St. George’s Center on Friday and St. James Missionary Baptist Saturday.

The homeless clinics, which have recently been held in other locations, offer an overview of the district’s new flexible program. Greater efforts will be possible once mass vaccination sites are closed at the end of May, officials said.

– By Jane Musgrave / The Palm Beach Post

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