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COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Appointments for Seniors

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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.

Publix: https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine

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

Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302

Winn-Dixie: https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine

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
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Coronary artery disease with bypass
  • Down Syndrome
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • 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 PublixWinn-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.

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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