Next week, FEMA-supported vaccination sites will only give single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Brooke Baitinger, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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Florida’s four federally supported vaccination sites, including the one in Miami, will offer only the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine starting Tuesday, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The site at Miami Dade College’s North Campus and the sites in Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando are making the change because of an increased allocation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the state division said in a statement.

After Monday, residents won’t be able to get a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at those sites — meaning 16- and 17-year-olds who were planning to get vaccinated with parental permission will have to look elsewhere. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently authorized for use by those ages.

Each of the four federally supported sites will administer up to 3,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccinations per day.

The change should reduce confusion and should help streamline the vaccination process, the statement said. Anyone who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the main federal sites or their temporary satellite locations is guaranteed to receive a second dose at the same location, the statement said.

The satellite sites are slated to close once they’ve finished administering all second doses.

Other state-supported vaccination sites are still offering the Pfizer vaccine. Here’s where to find the vaccine in South Florida.