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South Florida will be getting new spots to get COVID-19 vaccines as Walgreens will expand its doses into Miami-Dade and Broward counties.Thirteen Walgreens stores are in Miami Dade County. To schedule an appointment, call your local Walgreens or 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733)
Age changes for eligibility:
Teens, ages 16-17 years old, are eligible for Pfizer vaccines only. Teens must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, bringing the child’s birth certificate and Florida’s vaccine screening and consent form, downloadable from the Florida Dept of Health website. Vaccine appointments are required at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (nicklauschildrens.org/COVID19vaccine) or call 786-624-2782.
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At FEMA sites, there are no longer first shots, only second ones, being offered now (Miami Dade North campus and South Dade Cultural Arts Center)
There’s a dwindling Johnson&Johnson vaccine supply through the end of March, said Gov. Ron DeSantis. But registration is open at Publix Wednesdays for J&J vaccine; register other days for the Moderna vaccine. Registrations start at 7 am at Publix.com.
Listen to the local news tv stations for current info on pop up sites. Recent ones are South Miami Children’s Community Center and in North Miami 1525 NW 135 Street
For state by state info: PlanYourVaccine.com
New Vaccine sites:
At this time, Baptist Hospital and Mt Sinai Medical Center are only following up with appointments for the second vaccine shot, not the first. All first appointments are now cancelled, due to vaccine supply issues.
Contact the Health Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day.
Miami-Dade.gov/vaccine It should have updates on access to the community for vaccines. Source for scheduling appointments at Tropical Park.
Accommodations for seniors without computer access please call 305-614-2014
Leon Medical Centers 305-642-5366 giving vaccines to seniors 65 and older. You do not need to be one of their patients or insured by them. Leon Medical Centers are issuing appointments to their own patients first; all others are placed on a waiting list. Vaccines are available for seniors age 65 and older.
M-F 8am-5 pm and Sat/Sun 8am-1pm. Gumenick building with parking nearby for vaccine patients
Jackson Memorial https://jhsmiami.org/comvac.
Jackson is opening up Covid vaccination appointments to anyone over 55 years old with one of 13 medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, end stage renal disease, etc) or 16 and older with medical conditions. Jackson receives over 9000 vaccines weekly.
Covid testing at home:
If you are not 65, yet are "homebound" ,be sure to make that clear in your communication, especially if you are experiencing Covid symptoms and need testing at home.
UHealth is Now Signing Up Patients for COVID vaccine, beginning with patients age 65 and older with two or more CDC-approved risk criteria and based on vaccine availability. Eligible patients will receive a notification explaining how to make a vaccine appointment. For more information see: