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Want To Make A COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment In South Florida? Here's Where And How To Do It

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A worker holds a bottle of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. The CDC on Saturday released guidance on vaccination for those with preexisting conditions.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are underway in South Florida. We will be updating this site as more venues announce appointment openings.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are underway in South Florida. And local medical centers and governmental agencies have started inoculating patients. The individual centers and agencies all have different requirements and criteria for who can receive the vaccines.

Below we've compiled information and where and how people can make appointments to received the vaccines and information on what they'll need to complete the process.

State and local governmental agencies, and medical centers, are experiencing overwhelming demand — and reporting a lack of vaccine supply — so officials have stressed patience when trying to make an appointment.

Reporters have also recommended setting up social media alerts to find when a new round of appointments have opened up for patients.

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Health experts have also stressed that mask wearing and social distancing are just as important even as the vaccination process begins in Florida.

Learn more about who qualifies for the vaccine in Florida and more information here.

We will be updating this site as more venues announce appointment openings and additional details.

BROWARD

Memorial Healthcare System

Appointments are available again for people ages 65 and older only. Memorial is inoculating patients with the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as of Jan. 13.

To make an appointment, previous or current patients are encouraged to visit MyChart at this website. Look for the section titled “appointments” and choose a date, time and location.

People who are not previous or current Memorial patients should call 954-276-4340, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone line is not available on weekends. For more information click here.

Vaccinations by appointment will take place at:

Memorial Specialty Pharmacy
9581 Premier Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center
3501 Johnson St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Mondays 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photo identification is required and children are not able to accompany adults to the sites.

Holy Cross Health

Vaccinations for the general public ages 65 and older are not yet available through Holy Cross, but when it does, this site will have information.

Broward Department of Health

The county health department began offering drive-thru vaccinations, at sites across the county, starting Sunday, Jan. 3.

Appointments can be made by visiting this website, which began to crash shortly after initially launching due to demand and interest in vaccinations.

As of Jan. 21, patients can also make appointments by calling 866-201-6313 or the TTY number at 833-476-1526.

Tradewinds Park
3600 W Sample Rd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vista View Park
4001 SW 142nd Ave.
Davie, FL 33330
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Park
16001 W State Road 84
Sunrise, FL 33326
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Park/War Memorial
800 NE 8th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium
3700 NW 11th Pl.
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coral Square Mall
9469 W Atlantic Blvd
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Broward Health Medical Center

The medical center is vaccinating people 65 and older, as well as health care providers and their staff, including physical therapists, speech pathologists, dentists and also EMS workers. Patients will get the Moderna vaccine and only need proof of age to qualify. They will not be asked about their place of residence or citizenship status.

For an appointment, call 954-759-7500 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit this website.

The center and the city of Fort Lauderdale will begin vaccinating select seniors and Broward Health staffers at the Inter Miami CF Stadium at Lockhart Park starting Jan. 12. Appointments are required and the inoculations will happen Monday through Friday for up to 500 people a day. Register here.

MIAMI-DADE

Baptist Health

Appointments will open up on Jan. 8 for vaccinations that start on Jan. 11. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be administered at its sites. Click here for more information.

Mount Sinai Medical Center

UPDATE: The center has canceled appointments starting with those set for Saturday, Jan. 23. And new appointments can't be made at the moment. Patients set to receive their second doses won't be impacted.

The medical center is accepting people who are 75 and older for COVID-19 vaccinations. Patients have to bring a government-issued ID (like a driver’s license) or passport to their appointment.

For an appointment, call 305-674-2312 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit their website for more information.

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson Health System plans to inoculate 2,000 people ages 65 and older.

Visit this website to make appointments at one of these sites, though it currently has filled its 12,000 appointments and is not taking new ones presently:

Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center
1611 NW 12 Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

Jackson South Medical Center
9333 SW 152 St.
Miami, FL 33157

North Dade Health Center
16555 NW 25 Ave.
Opa-locka, FL 33054

City of Opa-locka

The city of Opa-locka is hosting a vaccination site with Holy Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 23. Appointments can be made by calling 305-953-3092 or 305-681-6048.

Appointments are for people 65 years old and older only and will take place here:

Helen Miller Community Center
2331 NW 143rd Street
Opa-locka, FL 33054

COUNTYWIDE

Miami-Dade County announced it is launching a web page for COVID-19 vaccination appointments for people 65 and older starting Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at this site in English.

Click here for the site in Spanish and for Haitian Creole, visit this page.

Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177

Hard Rock Stadium

Use Well-being Florida to make an appointment for vaccinations, available to people 65 and older. They also provide information by phone at 1-888-499-0840.

MONROE

Countywide

Publix Pharmacies

Two Publix pharmacies in the county will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 and older. Appointments start Jan. 20 and shots begin Jan. 21.

Visit this link to make an appointment. Here are the two locations in Monroe County:

Islamorada
83268 Overseas Hwy.
Islamorada, FL 33036

Key Plaza Shopping Center
1112 Key Plaza
Key West, FL 33040

County Department of Health

As of Wednesday, Jan 13, the Monroe County Department of Health vaccinated a select amount of healthcare workers and some high-risk patients who are 65 and older. The agency reported that they only received 1,300 vaccines but expect to receive more in the near future.

They have not released an official phone number or site for members of the general public to make appointments but they said those options will be in place by the end of this week (Jan. 15). Monroe County residents are advised to watch the website for the local Department of Health office.

The agency is asking residents not to come to the county health department building to receive the vaccine as they are only inoculating people with appointments.

Miami VA Health Care System

Vaccine appointments are available to Monroe County veterans who are 65 years old or older. The Key West Outpatient Clinic is inoculating patients on Wednesdays, for veterans enrolled in VA healthcare.

To schedule an appointment, call:

  • Key West VA Outpatient Clinic: 305-293-4863
  • Key Largo VA Outpatient Clinic: 305-451-0164
  • Miami VA Hospital: 305-575-7000

Veterans must be enrolled and eligible for VA healthcare benefits and must be able to return to the same site for the second dose.

Head here for information and updates. Monroe County specific updates for veterans can be found here.

PALM BEACH

Countywide

Publix Pharmacies

More than 60 Publix pharmacies in the county will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 and older. Appointments start Jan. 20 and shots begin Jan. 21.

Visit this link to make an appointment. And head here to view the full list of participating locations.

County Department of Health

The county's appointment line is currently full (as of Jan. 12) and closed for COVID-19 vaccine requests. At this time appointments should only be requested by sending an email to chd50feedback@flhealth.gov.

Head to county health department's website for more information.

The county division of the Florida Department of Health hasn't finalized locations for the vaccinations but the process began in Delray Beach at a retirement community.

ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Jan. 5 UPDATE: The clinic is no longer taking appointments until they receive more vaccines. Read more here.

Cleveland Clinic Florida is offering vaccinations to their patients who are 65 and older.

The vaccine will also be available to:

  • Patients with certain high-risk medical conditions at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including patients with conditions like obesity, cancer, COPD, heart conditions, sickle cell disease, pregnancy, and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Hospitalized patients who meet criteria and are being discharged from the hospital.
  • Community health care providers and first-responders.

In Broward and Palm Beach you can call call 954-659-5950 to schedule an appointment. The Broward location will begin inoculations Dec. 31 and the Palm Beach location will begin the process Jan. 4.

The center's call hours are below:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon; Sunday, closed

And here are the Cleveland Clinic locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties:

Broward

Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital
Jagelman Conference Center
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, FL 33331
Hours: 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Palm Beach

Tomsich Health and Medical Center
525 Okeechobee Blvd.
Rosemary Square offices, 1st floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Visit their website for more information.

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