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Posted on: April 14, 2021

The City of North Miami will Offer Residents the Pfizer Vaccine...

The City of North Miami will Offer Residents the Pfizer Vaccine due to new CDC and FDA Recommendation

North Miami, FL – April 13, 2021

The City of North Miami will pause all Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution as recommended by the CDC and FDA. The City of North Miami will now offer 600 Pfizer vaccine doses to residents who had previously scheduled an appointment for the vaccination event happening on Sunday, April 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Griffing Community Center (located at 12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami, FL 33161). 

This District 3 community vaccination site will be sponsored by Councilwoman Estimé-Irvin in collaboration with State Representative Christopher Benjamin, State Representative Dotie Joseph, Holy Family Catholic Church, Florida Department of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health. 

The CDC and FDA are currently reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday, April 14th, to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. The FDA will review that analysis and it will also investigate these individual cases. Until that process is complete, both organizations have recommended a pause in the use of this vaccine. 

All residents who receive the Pfizer vaccine will be automatically scheduled for their second dose on May 9th. Vaccines will be free of charge and available for residents who are 18 years of age and older in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order Number 21-79. Upon arrival, residents must show proof of Florida residency (for example: monthly mortgage statement, utility bill, etc.) and a valid driver’s license. For additional information regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, visit

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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).

Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Senior Communications Officer
305 895 9888, Ext. 12154

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