Miami-Dade Homeless Trust Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine At Camillus House, Other Homeless Hot Spots – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Several homeless people had the opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning.

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust has partnered with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to provide the single vaccine Johnson & Johnson.

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“With J&J vaccinating, people who are so vulnerable get a shot in the arms, people who live an average of 13 to 17 years less,” said Ron Book, chairman of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

The vaccination tour began Thursday morning at the Greater Bethel Church in downtown Miami and the group moved to other locations including the Miami Rescue Mission and Camillus House.

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A total of about 30 people were vaccinated on Thursday between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. in the Greater Bethel Church.

“I’m glad I got one,” said Todd, who received his vaccine.

Jorge Garcia waited in line for his shot on Thursday morning. He said he tried to make an appointment with the county but couldn’t.

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“I’m excited. It’s for my health,” he said.

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