MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava joined a vaccination event Saturday morning meant for farmworkers in Homestead.
The health and financial fair in Homestead was hosted by the Farmworkers Association of Florida, alongside the Mexican consulate and the University of Miami.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
Over a hundred farmworkers attended the fair to get their COVID-19 vaccines and Mayor Levine Cava took the opportunity to thank these essential workers for everything they’ve done throughout the pandemic.
“We owe so much to our farmworkers. So. we thank you, we thank all those who work.”READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
So far 66 percent of the residents in Miami-Dade who are at least 12 years old have been fully vaccinated.
That’s more than 1.6 million people — with those numbers — the county is leading the state.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
Broward County is in second place with 62 percent or more than one million people.