MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hundreds of South Florida teachers and other school employees 65 and older will receive COVID-19 vaccines this weekend.

Both Miami-Dade and Broward public school districts have set up vaccination events.

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Miami-Dade has partnered with Jackson Health Systems while Broward is working with the state’s health department.

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“In essence, we have dedicated lanes on dedicated days specifically and exclusively for 65 and older employees of our public school system. So it’s a much more efficient and effective way of drawing some of the most vulnerable elements of our workforce to a vaccination opportunity,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

The superintendents in both counties are pushing Governor Ron DeSantis to make all school employees a higher priority for vaccines, regardless of age.

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