Vaccine Updates Vaccinated Gables Faculty & Staff



In the United States, around 2.4 million doses are being administered on a daily basis.

Last Thursday, President Biden announced that by May 1st, all American adults to be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna will begin their study to test their vaccine on children under 12 and babies that are at least six months old. They will be testing 6,750 young children as several questions arise regarding vaccinating children and whether or not that can help a return to normalcy.

Last week, Alaska expanded their vaccine eligibility to anyone over the age of 16 years old. Starting March 16, 2021, Mississippi is allowing all adults eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Several European countries including Spain, Germany, and Italy, suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to reports of blood clots in some recipients. (Jordans)

Vaccinated Gables Teachers

Ms. Zuniga

  • Ms. Zuniga received the Pfizer vaccine on March 5th to "protect her family". She only felt some soreness in her arm the day after she received the vaccination.

Ms. Zaldivar

  • Ms. Zaldivar received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 8th, and will be getting the second dose on the 29th of this month.
  • Her arm felt sore for about 24 hours after receiving her first dose.
  • Her motivations behind receiving the vaccine are because "we’re all ready to get to the other side of the physical and emotional toll of this experience."
  • Ms. Zaldivar believes that "Science and medicine have wiped out diseases that plagued humanity for centuries; it’s our turn now to do that work."

New CDC Guidelines

For People Who Have Been Fully Vaccinated

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • Also, if you have come into proximity with someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from other people unless you have any of the respective symptoms (e.g. sore throat, fatigue, headache, diarrhea, fever or chills, etc.)

You are only fully vaccinated if 2 weeks have passed after receiving the 2-dose vaccination series, Pfizer or Moderna.

If you received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated if 2 weeks have passed since you received the vaccine.

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Respiratory Therapist at Jackson Memorial Hospital receives a COVID-19 vaccine. Pictured by Matias J. Ocner

Eligibility Requirements

Miami-Dade County

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 60 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older
  • Persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 (documentation required)

State and County-Run locations with functioning vaccination sites for eligible individuals:

  • Hard Rock Stadium (Drive-Thru) 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Overtown Youth Center – Parking Lot* (Walk-up) 1551 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33136
  • Marlins Park (Drive-Thru) 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
  • Homestead Sports Complex 1601 SE 28th Ave, Homestead, FL 33035
  • Zoo Miami 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177