Vaccination Operations Running Smoothly

Unlike previous days, a smaller crowd was seen at Charles Hadley Park, one of the smaller satellite FEMA-funded vaccination sites.

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KARLI BARNETT: And as the race to vaccinate continues, the state is lowering the age of eligibility. CBS4's Jessica Vallejo is standing by live at Hard Rock. With more on that, Jessica.

JESSICA VALLEJO: That's right, Karli. Well, here at the Hard Rock Stadium, we haven't seen much traffic here today, but that might not be the case on Monday, because starting Monday, if you are 50 and older, you could get a vaccine.

Vaccines continue to be administered across South Florida.

- I'm good to go. [LAUGHS]

KARLI BARNETT: At the Charles Hadley Park, one of the smaller satellite FEMA-funded sites, unlike these past few days, a smaller crowd was seen. And over at the South Miami Children's Clinic, people stood under the sun waiting for their shot. And lines ran smoothly at Tropical Park.

- Couldn't be better.

JESSICA VALLEJO: [INAUDIBLE] Sanso was one who got her shot at the site.

- Fantastic.

- How do you think--

- Here's my son. I want him to have it.

- I'm hoping to get it that I'm good to travel in the summer, because I want to travel.

JESSICA VALLEJO: Mike Hanuschuk has been anxiously waiting to get his vaccination, but the 48-year-old now only has days to wait, because starting Monday, the age restriction is once again lowering.

RON DESANTIS: I'm going to sign an executive order this morning lowering the age to 50, effective Monday.

JESSICA VALLEJO: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, beginning Monday, everyone 50 and older is eligible to get vaccinated, and it won't be long before that opens up even more.

RON DESANTIS: And I think we will definitely be opening it up to everybody certainly before May 1st.

JESSICA VALLEJO: At county-run sites in Miami-Dade, the age drops to 40 beginning March 29th.

DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA: We have a tremendous demand for vaccines, and we are not always filling up the centers.

JESSICA VALLEJO: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava had been pushing for eligibility expansion. The mayor has been vocal about Governor Ron DeSantis's vaccine distribution.

DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA: Fortunately, the governor agreed with me, and I sent him a letter asking him to lower it by 10 years every week, and he is starting on Monday with 50.

JESSICA VALLEJO: And that number will continue to drop each week.

DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA: The following week in Miami-Dade County sites, it'll be 40 and above. And thereafter, 30, and we'll probably go to 18.

JESSICA VALLEJO: And again, just a reminder, if you are 50 and older, starting Monday, you will be eligible to get your vaccine. And again, to get more information how to make your appointment, go to our website at At the Hard Rock Stadium, Jessica Vallejo, CBS4 News.