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Posted on: May 7, 2021

The City of North Miami partners with the University of Miami Health System’s Pediatric Mobile...

The City of North Miami partners with the University of Miami Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic to host a Vaccine Event

North Miami, FL – May 6, 2021

The City of North Miami will host a vaccination event for residents who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The event will be hosted in collaboration with the University of Miami Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic at the Joe Celestin Center (located at 1525 N.W. 135th Street, North Miami, FL 33167) on Monday, May 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

This community vaccination site will be hosted in partnership with North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime and Councilman Alix Desulme, Ed.D. Vaccines will be free of charge and available for residents who are 16 years of age and older in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order Number 21-79. Residents who are ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a guardian. The vaccines will help protect residents against the coronavirus, and they do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. The vaccine teaches our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. This process may cause mild symptoms, which are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus. After receiving the vaccine, the CDC recommends residents continue to wear a mask, social distance, and follow other public health precautions. 

Residents will be serviced on a first come, first served basis. There is no registration required for this event. Upon arrival, 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 form of ID. Residents who attend the vaccination event will be automatically scheduled for their 2nd dose on Wednesday, June 2nd, by the medical staff on-site. For information regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, visit  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Senior Communications Officer
305 895 9888, Ext. 12154
news@northmiamifl.gov

About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

About the University of Miami Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic

Established in 1992 as a response to hurricane Andrew, the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided medical care to uninsured children in need for nearly two decades. Services provided include well-visits, sports physicals, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, urgent care, mental health, and social work. For more information, call 305-243-3956.

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