How to get coronavirus vaccines in Miami-Dade County

Appointments still in high demand; here’s who is offering them to seniors

More vaccine appointments are coming available for South Florida senior citizens, though the demand still exceeds the supply. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – All adults who are residents of Florida are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.

Below are details for locations where vaccinations are being administered in Miami-Dade County and how to make appointments.

Please note: Vaccines are mostly by appointment only (with few exceptions) and info is subject to change.

Hard Rock Stadium

Appointments are no longer required for vaccines at Hard Rock Stadium as of April 12. However, those wanting a shot need to preregister at commvax.patientportalfl.com.

Starting April 12, the hours at Hard Rock Stadium are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. They plan to do 3,000 Pfizer first doses every day, and almost 2,000 second doses daily.

County website

Miami-Dade County has a scheduling tool at miamidade.gov/vaccine where you can pre-register for appointments and be contacted when they are available. You can also call 305-614-2014 to pre-register.

When doses are available, the vaccines will be administered at Tropical Park, Zoo Miami and Homestead Sports Complex.

The county’s website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna and in Haitian Creole at miamidade.gov/vaksen.

For more info on the new sign-up process, click here.

Federal mass vaccination sites

A mass vaccination site supported by FEMA and the federal government is open at Miami Dade College’s North Campus (11380 NW 27th Ave.).

It operates seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is now planned to remain open until May 26, administering 3,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine per day. (In addition to second shots for those who already received the first there.)

The FEMA-supported satellite sites that have been moving around within Miami-Dade will only be administering second doses between March 24 and April 14, and they will return to their original locations over the next three weeks so all individuals who received their first dose at these sites can receive their second doses.

Starting April 14, the state is planning to offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at satellite sites.

To preregister on the statewide system, residents can go to myvaccine.fl.gov or call the designated phone number for their county.

Other state facilities

Two more state-run vaccination sites opened Feb. 25:

Oak Grove Park – Father Gerard Jean-Juste Community Center 690 NE 159th Street, Miami.

Overtown – Parking Lot 1551 NW 1st Ave., Miami.

Visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/ or call 866-201-6313 to pre-register for an appointment at any of the state-run vaccination sites.

Local pharmacies

Starting on March 1 (with appointments available online Feb. 26), all Publix pharmacies in the state are now administering vaccines. For more info and to make an appointment, visit publix.com/covidvaccine.

Pharmacies at certain Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn-Dixie locations in the state are also offering vaccines. For more information, click here.

CVS pharmacies are also adding vaccinations at many locations. People must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service at 800-746-7287.

Jackson Health System

Jackson Health System in January launched an online platform for residents to request a vaccination appointment.

Check JacksonHealth.org for appointments and further updates. Jackson also urges residents to follow their Twitter and Instagram pages (@JacksonHealth) for a heads-up when appointments are becoming available on their website.

Baptist Health

The Miami-based health system began taking appointments in January Go to baptisthealth.net to sign up.

Leon Medical Centers

Leon Medical Centers announced they would be vaccinating their patients and front-line staff.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Nicklaus is offering vaccines to people ages 16 to 21 with specific conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.

Appointment requests can be submitted at Nicklauschildrens.org/Covid19Vaccine beginning Monday, March 8.

For more info, click here.

Homebound seniors

Homebound senior citizens can now send an email to the state to request a COVID-19 vaccine.

The email address is HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to make a request.

If you are a homebound veteran of World War II or the Korean War, you can apply for a vaccine through the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affair. Visit floridavets.org/homeboundveterans to apply for this program.

Miami-Dade County has been providing vaccines directly to homebound seniors who live in county facilities or receive county services and wish to be vaccinated.

People who are eligible were being contacted directly by the county.

Individual cities

Hialeah: The City of Hialeah launched a site March 15 that will be open for two months, doing 200 vaccinations per day to those eligible under the state guidelines. It’s located at Bucky Dent Park (2250 West 60th St.). Vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Only first-time shots will be given at this site.

A temporary site is opening March 31 at Babcock Park, located at 651 E. Fourth Ave.

Opa-locka: A walk-in site is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Helen L. Miller Center (2331 NW 143rd St.) for eligible members of the community. The site is staffed by multilingual clinical staff who will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. No appointment or insurance required. While pre-registration is not required, it is encouraged at commvax.patientportalfl.com. For more info, call 844-770-8548.

Doral: The City of Doral is hosting the Florida Department of Health at Doral Legacy Park on Friday, March 26, to administer vaccines to those meeting the governor’s requirements. Appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. To make an appointment email constituentservices@cityofdoral.com. Please include your name, date of birth and phone number and someone will call you to schedule your appointment. When heading to the park, those receiving vaccines should bring their ID to confirm their age, and/or documentation to prove their eligibility.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on vaccines in Miami-Dade County, click here.

The state health department has also dedicated a 24/7 call center for questions regarding COVID-19. Call 1-866-779-6121 or email at COVID19@flhealth.gov.

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