Statement on Miami-Dade Police Turning Transit Riders and Walk-Ups Away from Miami-Dade COVID Vaccination Site
MIAMI – Today, journalists in Miami-Dade reported that Miami-Dade Police turned away transit riders and other residents who walked up to the COVID-19 Vaccination site at Miami Dade College’s North Campus. This occurred against State guidelines directing vaccination sites to accept walk-ups.
We are extremely disappointed in our County’s leadership for failing to vaccinate our County’s most vulnerable residents. For almost a year now, our Transit Riders have kept Miami-Dade running as essential workers, braving a Pandemic and riding public transportation to keep our lights on, our shelves stocked, and our economy afloat.
We are calling on Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to direct her Police Department to discontinue barring transit riders and other people who walk up from accessing lifesaving COVID-19 Vaccinations immediately. Not owning a car should not keep people from receiving healthcare.
Miami Riders Alliance
The Miami Riders Alliance is a grassroots 501(c)(4) membership organization of riders, future riders, and community leaders advocating to improve public transportation and create safer streets for residents across Miami-Dade County, FL.
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