MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Stressing the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was joined by faith leaders at a vaccination event Thursday at Zoo Miami.
The plea to get vaccinated came one day after the county reached a major milestone – more than one million vaccine doses had been administered.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
“This milestone shows just how far we have come in our efforts to protect our community and put the pandemic behind us,” said Levine Cava.READ MORE: Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $430 Million For Friday Night's Draw On CBS4
Father Ferry Brutus, with Christ the King Catholic Church in Perrine, said vaccinations are an important step in making sure his congregation is safe.
“It is protection for them and it’s protection for other people. As a community, we have to work together and to do everything possible to help others keep healthy and safe,” he said.MORE NEWS: Parkland Shooting Survivors David Hogg, Sam Fuentes Reflect After Filming New Doc: 'We Live In A Society Where We Really Don't Value Human Life'
According to the county’s vaccine report, 384,327 people have received their first dose and nearly 620-thousand people in the county have been fully vaccinated.