January 7, 2021
Two Vaccine Types Approved by the FDA For COVID-19
According to the Centers for Disease Control, two vaccines have been approved for the COVID-19 virus by the US Food and Drug Administration under emergency authorizations.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was approved to administer to people who are 18 and older, while the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people as young as 16 years of age.
Who Should Get Vaccinated and How?
Did you know that more than 33,000 vaccines have been administered in Miami-Dade County? The FDA has approved two vaccines in an effort to prevent the COVID-19 virus. In Miami-Dade County, folks who are 65 or older can now schedule an appointment through the Jackson Health System's website to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are administered at the
Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center, the North Dade Health Center and Jackson South Medical Center, located at 9333 SW 152nd St. for the convenience of Village residents.

Eligible candidates also include staff and residents of long-term care facilities and health care personnel with direct patient contact. The Miami-Dade County School Board is also petitioning for school-based staff to be prioritized, a measure that has been supported by the Palmetto Bay Village Council. For more information about vaccines, please click the link below:
Miami-Dade Launches the #WeCanWeWill Campaign
Miami-Dade County launched its #WeCanWeWill campaign to remind residents of the actions that we can all take to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The County has developed a website with important information and resources for the community. Residents countywide are reminded to:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Social distance
  • Get tested
  • Avoid crowded indoor gatherings and gather outside
  • Protect businesses

So far, there are 311,505 confirmed positive cases in Miami-Dade County. The Village of Palmetto Bay has been diligent in ensuring that all protocols and safety guidelines are followed. To that extent, Palmetto Bay held its first hybrid public meeting which allowed for a limited number of in-person attendees, but provided full access to all residents to participate virtually.

We can all take steps to ensure that we protect one another. Remember to always mask-up Palmetto Bay!