MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, frontline healthcare workers and seniors who are 65 and older were able to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
According to a spokesman from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, there will be 1,000 appointments available per day, over the next seven days.
After that, appointments will be dependent upon the additional vaccine supply being allocated by the federal government.
To make an appointment at Hard Rock Stadium, call 1-888-499-0840.
The Division of Emergency Management warns that walk-ins will not be accepted and officials at the site Friday told Local 10 News reporter Saira Anwer that about 500 people who showed up without an appointment had to be turned away.
“We understand demand for the vaccine is high, and we are doing everything possible to provide additional appointments pending more vaccine being allocated by the federal government,” a statement from the FDEM read. “Additional registration options will be available in the coming days.”
Earlier this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said a “soft opening” had already begun at the Hard Rock Stadium site, where people have already been going to be tested for the coronavirus.
The governor said two lanes were being used this week to vaccinate people who met the state’s criteria.