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Students at schools across Broward County are now able to get their COVID-19 vaccine

Coral Springs, Florida – Starting from Wednesday, Broward County Public School students as young as 5 years old can now get vaccinated at school.
One of the first locations to offer the vaccine was Coral Park Elementary.
The newly-approved Pfizer shot is available to elementary and middle school students.
Many parents seemed to be on board with getting their child vaccinated, while others still had their reservations.
“Myself and my wife, we’re vaccinated, but the kids now we are waiting just to see how it progresses,” said parent Raffael Zucco.
Starting Friday Miami-Dade County Public Schools will also be offering COVID-19 vaccines at 12 sites.
“For our students, for minors, a parent consent form and the presence of a parent will be required,” said M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “The 12 this Friday will grow to 70 sites next week. That includes our schools, includes early morning hours all the way up to early evening hours.”
In Miami-Dade County, parents can now opt-out their children from wearing a mask.
The new policy will go into effect on Friday.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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