Beginning April 5, Floridians 18 and over can get the vaccine
The Florida A&M University Al Lawson Center COVID-19 vaccination site begins offering vaccines to residents age 40 and older. Starting April 5, all adults 18 and over will be eligible for the vaccine.
The 1800 Wahnish Way location is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The site will be open on Easter Sunday.
The expanded eligibility follows Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest executive order adding the lower age restriction to get the COVID-19 vaccine. During the current vaccine administration phase, long-term care facility residents and staff, as well as health care personnel with direct patient contact are also eligible for the vaccine.
Established by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and with technology support from CDR Maguire Health & Medical on February 25, the site dispenses the Moderna vaccine.
Those visiting the free vaccination site are asked to bring an ID to verify their date of birth and place of employment. The site was opened as the state sought to ramp up vaccine operations and combat growing vaccine hesitancy and skepticism among African Americans and other communities of color. Those seeking to be vaccinated can register online at https://commvax.patientportalfl.com; however, online pre-registration is not required.