The Mayor of North Miami Beach, Anthony F. DeFillipo, assured that international tourists will be able to get vaccinated in this city. He maintained that to do so, all that is needed is a passport and the address of the hotel where they are staying or, at least, the consulate of their country in Florida.
“This is how we have been doing it and we have had thousands and thousands of people who have come through our door. To do so they have only presented their passport and the address of their hotel. It can also be the address of the consulate,” DeFillipo said in an interview broadcast on Facebook with journalist Andrés Julián.
Likewise, he informed that as of this Sunday, North Miami Beach organized a vaccination day with international tourists with at least 700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. He detailed that visas will not be affected for deciding to get vaccinated and explained that in order to guarantee the second dose, the company with which the tourist is vaccinated will issue a certificate, which will be presented at the moment of receiving the other dose of the medicine.
The Mayor of North Miami Beach said local residents will not be affected
The Mayor of North Miami Beach also indicated that the residents of his city will not be left without vaccines because of this decision. According to U.S. health authorities, at least 4.5 million Americans are receiving the immunization per day, and the Our World in Data page details that at least 42.6% of Americans have received at least one dose of the medication.
In Florida, 40% of the population is vaccinated with at least one dose, so there is ample vaccine availability. Consulates from countries such as Honduras have thanked the mayor for the measures he has taken for Hispanic communities during the vaccination campaign.