FEMA-supported sites to resume administering Pfizer shots on Tuesday after J&J shots paused

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - In response to the Johnson & Johnson shots being put on pause, vaccination sites that were set to give them out are now making some changes starting Tuesday.

The four federally-supported sites in the state of Florida will resume administering first doses of the Pfizer vaccine, including Miami-Dade College’s North Campus.

“One less thing to worry about,” one man said.

“I tell everybody to come on out and take another shot, you know what I’m saying?” said Arnetres who got her second dose on Tuesday.

While she’s fully vaccinated, she said she is going to continue taking the necessary steps to protect herself and others.

“It’s better to be safe than to be sorry, you know what I’m saying?” she said. “I thank God for it. I got my second shot.”

A few weeks ago, the site announced they were only administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. However, changes had to be made after the CDC and the FDA recommended putting a pause on the vaccine after reports of several severe blood clots linked to the one-dose vaccine.

Officials said they may green light its use as soon as Friday, but it may only be allowed back on the market with new restrictions or warnings.

Top Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to counter vaccine skepticism in light of recent concerns.

At the White House COVID-19 briefing, he reiterated the message about the push for protection.

“What we say to anyone who has doubts about getting a vaccine: we leave it up to you,” he said. “Look at the data. The data speak for themselves. We all want normalcy in America. The highway to that normalcy is vaccination.”

When asked how he felt after receiving the vaccine, Ian Cruickshank said, “Very good.”

“I’ve been traveling regardless, carefully, but time with my family will be good,” one man said.

Anyone 16 years and older can receive their vaccine at MDC’s North Campus.

The site will be administering up to 3,000 doses per day.

For more information about vaccination sites in Florida, click here. To pre-register for the Hard Rock Stadium site, click here.

Anyone with questions and concerns about the coronavirus can call the Florida Department of Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.

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