2 new FEMA COVID-19 vaccine sites open Thursday in South Florida

CVS adding vaccine locations in Broward and Miami-Dade

(Jocelyn Augustino /FEMA)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two new FEMA-supported satellite COVID-19 vaccine locations opened Thursday in Miami-Dade County.

They are at:

Allen Park Community Center, 1770 NE 162nd St. in North Miami Beach

Miami Springs Community Center, 1401 Westward Drive in Miami Springs

Both are planned to be open March 11-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. They will be able to administer 500 vaccines per day and are first-come, first-served — with no appointments.

They are also walk-up sites, in terms of welcoming people who don’t have cars. You can be dropped off or literally walk in.

The new locations replace the two pop-up satellite sites that had been running for the past week at the Florida City Youth Activity Center and at Ronselli Park in Sweetwater. Those were closed after Wednesday.

If you got your first vaccine at one of the satellite sites that closed, when it comes time for your second dose, you can get that at one of the satellite sites that are running at the time, or at the main hub at Miami Dade College’s North Campus. (Reminder, if you got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only one dose is needed.)

The satellite sites are intended to move around to allow different parts of the community to have access to vaccines.

The Miami Dade College North Campus site (11380 NW 27th Ave.) will remain open as the main FEMA-supported hub in South Florida.

The FEMA sites are among the locations that are vaccinating Floridians under 65 who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. All PreK-12 school employees over 18 are also eligible there, as are law enforcement and firefighters over 50 and any resident over 65. For more information on who is eligible for shots in the state, click here.

For more info on the FEMA-supported vaccination site plans, click here.

More CVS vaccine locations coming

In other vaccine news, Gov. Ron DeSantis and CVS announced Tuesday that 76 additional CVS Pharmacy locations across Florida will be administering shots. That’s on top of 81 stores previously announced.

The new locations include ones in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

To get a vaccine at CVS you must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. If you don’t have online access you can call 800-746-7287.

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