COVID-19 Vaccine Update
As of March 3, additional residents are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to long-term care facility residents and staff, medical personnel with direct patient contact and those over 65, the following individuals now qualify:
- K-12 school employees 50 and older
- Sworn law enforcement officers 50 and older
- Firefighters 50 and older
Additional sites are also offering the vaccine to those in high-risk groups, which may require a doctor’s note.
Vaccines may be available, by appointment at the following locations:
Jackson Health: https://vac.jhsmiami.org/comvac.
CVS: CVS.com or call 800-746-7287
CVS Pharmacy y Mas: https://www.cvs.com/content/ymas
Navarro Discount Pharmacies: https://www.navarro.com/
Fresco Y Mas: https://www.frescoymas.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine/covid19-vaccine-availability/?sc_lang=en
To pre-register for appointments and for a list of locations offering vaccines, visit the Miami-Dade County website.
Jackson Health System Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Program
Beginning Tuesday, February 23, Jackson Healthy System (JHS) will open up vaccine appointments for adults ages 55 – 64 with high-risk conditions. These appointments will be for shots on Wednesday, February 24.The high-risk conditions are:
- Breast cancer
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Coronary artery disease with bypass
- Down Syndrome
- End-stage renal disease
- Morbid obesity, defined as body mass index above 40
- Sickle cell disease
- Solid organ transplant recipient
Those in this group being vaccinated MUST ALSO HAVE:
- An appointment
- Florida-issued photo ID or photo ID and two proofs of Florida residency
- A doctor’s note including their name (person receiving the shot), their high-risk condition, a written recommendation to receive the vaccine and their doctor’s signature.
Visit www.jacksonhealth.org/keeping-you-safe to make an appointment.
Vaccine Distribution in Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County is collaborating with the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, healthcare partners, and private partners to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone as quickly as possible. At this time, the priority is to vaccinate seniors and front-line workers first. The county has also begun contacting homebound seniors living in county facilities to offer vaccination appointments.
Miami-Dade County Vaccine Pre-Registration (County-Run Vaccination Sites)
Miami-Dade County has created a pre-registration system for seniors 65+ and healthcare providers to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Register online here or call 305-614-2014. This registration site includes pre-registration for appointments at Tropical Park, Zoo Miami, and Miami Dade College North Campus.
With issues using the County's online form, please call the County's support line at 305-614-1660.
MyVaccine Florida Pre-Registration (State-Run Vaccination Sites)
Seniors 65+ and healthcare workers may pre-register for vaccines at state-run vaccination sites (Marlins Park and Hard Rock Stadium) using the myvaccine.fl.gov system or calling 1-(866)-200-3856. Those who do not currently qualify for vaccines may also register here to be notified when they do become eligible.
Several pharmacies throughout South Florida also have vaccines including Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart and Fresco y Más. Check the pharmacy websites for more information and locations.
For a list of frequently asked questions and additional locations offering the vaccine, visit www.miamidade.gov/vaccine.
As of Thursday, January 21, 2021, those who qualify to get a vaccine must provide proof of Florida residency or proof of being a health care worker in direct contact with patients.
COVID-19 testing is still available throughout South Florida. To locate a COVID-19 testing site near you, visit the Miami-Dade County website.
For individuals who are disabled or homebound, the County offers at-home testing. Learn more by visiting the Miami-Dade County website.