Around 400 eligible individuals received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 7 at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. For the largest vaccine clinic in the Keys so far, nurses from the College of the Florida Keys teamed up with the Florida Health Department in Monroe County to administer shots. Those who were inoculated signed up online through the state’s registration website. 

A female nurse with the College of the Florida Keys provides the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to a female recipient.
Carley Naismith, first-year nursing student at the College of the Florida Keys, administers a shot.
A nurse administers a shot to a female recipient inside the auditorium of the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo.
A College of the Florida Keys nursing student checks in a male recipient.
Workers check to ensure recipients signed up for the shot via the state’s registration site before being allowed inside the Murray Nelson Government Center.
Alexia Ponce de Leon, first-year nursing student at the College of the Florida Keys, provides a COVID-19 shot to a recipient.
Shalini Nair, public health and medical preparedness intern with the Florida Health Department, speaks to Anouk Bellion, Florida Health Department worker who supervised the vaccination clinic.

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