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Where, How To Make COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment In South Florida

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.
Medical centers and governmental agencies have started inoculating patients across South Florida.

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

Updated Feb. 1, 2021

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.

Florida has launched a statewide system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 65 and older and frontline health care workers. People register and then get notified when appointments are available in their area, by county. Click here to register.

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

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 Pharmacy9581 Premier ParkwayMiramar, FL 33025Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center3501 Johnson St.Hollywood, FL 33021Mondays 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 Park3600 W Sample Rd.Coconut Creek, FL 33066Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vista View Park4001 SW 142nd Ave.Davie, FL 33330Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Park16001 W State Road 84Sunrise, FL 33326Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Park/War Memorial800 NE 8th St.Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium3700 NW 11th Pl.Lauderhill, FL 33311Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coral Square Mall9469 W Atlantic BlvdCoral Springs, FL 33071Sunday-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 Center1611 NW 12 Ave.Miami, FL 33136

Jackson South Medical Center9333 SW 152 St.Miami, FL 33157

North Dade Health Center16555 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 Center2331 NW 143rd StreetOpa-locka, FL 33054

COUNTYWIDE

Miami-Dade County announced it is launching a web page for COVID-19 vaccination appointments for people 65 and at this site in English.

Click here for the site in Spanish and for Haitian Creole, visit this page. Also, patients can call 305-614-2014 to make an appointment as of Jan. 26.

You can also call 888-499-0840 to make an appointment at the sites below (the TTY number is 888-256-8918):

Hard Rock Stadium347 Don Shula Dr.Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Marlins Park501 Marlins WayMiami, FL 33125

Tropical Park7900 SW 40th St.Miami, FL 33155

Zoo Miami12400 SW 152nd St.Miami, FL 33177

MONROE

Countywide

Information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Monroe County can be found here.

Publix Pharmacies

Two Publix pharmacies in the county will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 and older. Each store has been allocated 250 doses a week.

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

Islamorada83268 Overseas Hwy.Islamorada, FL 33036

Key Plaza Shopping Center1112 Key PlazaKey West, FL 33040

County Department of Health

Frontline health care workers and people 65 and older can pre-register for vaccine appointments on the statewide system and be notified when appointments are available in their area by visiting https://myvaccine.fl.gov. The Department of Health in Monroe County is currently (as of Feb. 1) receiving 100 doses a week and is using it to vaccinate frontline health care workers.

This website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available at state-supported vaccination sites. On the site, residents can select their county and submit their contact information. Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment.

Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties.

Additionally, as part of the statewide registration system, each county has a designated phone number that individuals can call and pre-register if they do not have internet access.

The complete list of numbers by county is available here. For Monroe County, the preregistration system number is 866-201-7069 or for TTY 833-990-2908.

For additional assistance, please call the helpline at 833-540-2081.

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 health care.

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 health care 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 HospitalJagelman Conference Center2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.Weston, FL 33331Hours: 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Palm Beach

Tomsich Health and Medical Center525 Okeechobee Blvd.Rosemary Square offices, 1st floorWest Palm Beach, FL 33401Hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Visit their website for more information.