Coronavirus Live Updates: Vaccine Site At Inter Miami’s Fort Lauderdale Stadium No Longer Requires An Appointment

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Inter Miami’s Fort Lauderdale Stadium vaccination site no longer requires an appointment

Updated Wednesday at 6:05 a.m.

Appointments are no longer required for the COVID-19 vaccination station at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

The website now offers Pfizer shots in the first dose Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or up to 250 shots per day. The site is walkable which means you’ll have to wait instead of waiting in line in your car.

The change will take place a few days after Broward Health stops giving the first dose. Previously, people who wanted to receive the vaccine at the stadium had to make an appointment through the hospital’s website.

– By Michelle Marchante / The Miami Herald

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As COVID-related food aid increases, Floridians experience delays and frustrations

Updated Wednesday at 6:00 a.m.

Harmon Brody has been receiving food aid through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) since 2012, the year his heart stopped while driving. He survived but spent three days in an induced coma.

When his organ failure reversed, his doctor viewed him as a “wandering wonder,” said the now 70-year-old Blountstown resident and graduate of the University of Miami. But the experience left him disabled, with worsened epilepsy, severe depression, and impaired work skills.

Brody is a part-time accountant and tax advisor, but he hasn’t found much work in the panhandle, especially given the added challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. SNAP’s deposit at the beginning of each month helps him and his wife (also a SNAP beneficiary because they share a household) to afford groceries – that is, if they arrive on time.

– By Christina Saint Louis / The Miami Herald

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