The Tropical Park of located on Bird Road southwest of Miami works as a vaccination center against COVID-19, but many this Saturday had to be patient to receive their dose.
After more than 4 and a half hours of waiting, María Ceballos obtained what she came looking for: a vaccine for her husband. His appointment was at 8 in the morning, qualifies what happened as “a total lack of organization.”
“The problem is that my husband suffers from high blood pressure and he was getting furious because of what was happening,” admits Ceballos.
It is that the queue is the same for those who are tested for COVID and those who come to be vaccinated, who can only be those over 65. The county is offering a thousand appointments for every day of the next week.
After the vaccine is applied, they must wait 30 minutes in the car in case any reaction occurs.
The vaccine that Ceballos’s husband was given was Moderna’s. Now the second dose is missing.
“They warned us that it will be the same. The hundreds of cars have to come on that date, so this episode returns ”, he acknowledges.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniela Levine-Cava said in a tweet that “if you have an appointment and you are in line, you will get the vaccine today. We are grateful for the patience as we work to distribute the vaccines as soon as possible. “
The Miami-Dade County website for vaccine appointments is available in English, Creole, and Spanish. You can find it at: miamidade.gov/vaccines. There you can refer to get your appointment.