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Agape Family Health CEO Says Any Leftover COVID Vaccine Doses Are Used

Loida Mendez, 86, gets the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. Army medic Luis Perez, at a FEMA vaccination site at Miami Dade College, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in North Miami.
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Loida Mendez, 86, gets the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. Army medic Luis Perez, at a FEMA vaccination site at Miami Dade College, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in North Miami.

As shots go into more arms around Florida, anyone 60 and older can now be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Yet, some people who don’t fit into the eligible categories have been successful in getting leftover shots at the end of the day.             

One site where that type of standby had been popular was at Edward Waters College, where the vaccination program is being administered by Agape Family Health

Rumors circulated that the state asked them to stop giving leftover doses to anyone who might show up. 

Agape Family Health CEO Mia Jones responded to the rumors on WJCT News' First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Tuesday:

“No that’s not true ... so any doses that are in syringes at the time when we get close to the end of the day, we will administer that. That continues to be our practice.  We are working closer to monitor how many we draw up into the syringe, so for each vial you get a minimum of 10.” 

Jones said they are also staffing up as part of a door-to-door outreach to administer shots to the homebound.  You can request a home visit by emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com.

The entire interview with Jones is available on Tuesday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, which encores at 8 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9.

Michelle Corum can be reached at mcorum@wjct.org, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.