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243px-All-America City LogoSeveral COVID-19 vaccine sites are available. Please review the list below for more information and check back for updates.

 

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Current populations available to receive the vaccine:

Persons 18+
Teens 16 and 17
Long-term care facility residents
Long-term care facility staff
Health-care personnel
All teachers and school staff
Law Enforcement Officers 50+
Firefighters 50+
All Miami VA Healthcare patients
Persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19

 
State of Florida Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 21-67

Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners including CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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A. Miami-Dade County’s new COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system is now open. Seniors 65 and older and healthcare workers can visit miamidade.gov/vaccine for more information and click here to access the page to request a vaccine appointment through the county.

a. The county’s vaccine website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna and in Haitian Creole at miamidade.gov/vaksen.

b. You can also call 305-614-2014 to pre-register.

B. After filling out some information, the county will notify you when an appointment is available for you.

C. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or a TTY user, you may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service) or email 311@miamidade.gov for assistance.

D. Twitter: @MiamiDadeCounty

E. Mayors Twitter: @MayorDaniella

F. The pre-registration detailed above is for vaccines distributed by the county.

 

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A. COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Florida in extremely limited supply. As we await additional vaccine supply from the Federal Government, we urge currently eligible Florida residents to save their place in line by pre-registering today.

a) https://myvaccine.fl.gov/

b) Twitter: @HealthyFla

c) Find a vaccine location click here.

B. The pre-registration detailed above is for vaccines distributed by the State. 

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The Town is currently working closely with the County Department of Emergency Operations to assist with finding vaccination opportunities for the Town's resident seniors. For more information on how to be added to the current list being kept please email Bajdaunj@miamilakes-fl.gov.

As the vaccination phases progress, the Town is working on a Memorandum of Agreement to potentially hold a Point of Distribution (POD) in Town in partnership with the Department of Health. 

Please register to receive Town emails and follow our social media channels to receive updates and stay informed of the latest news.

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Jackson Health System

2. @JacksonHealth
3. (305) 585-1111

Baptist Health

1. https://baptisthealth.net/Coronavirus/Vaccine#
2. @BaptistHealthSF
3. 833.692.2784

Mount Sinai Medical Center

1. https://www.msmc.com/coronavirus-update/
2. @MountSinaiMiami
3. 305-674-2312

Leon Medical Centers

1. https://leonmedicalcenters.com/#
2. @LeonMedical
3. 305-642-5366

University of Miami Health System

1. https://umiamihealth.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine
2. 305-479-2VAX (2829)
3. @UMiamiHealth 

 

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CVS, CVS y Mas, & Navarro

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Navarro or at CVS y más, visit CVS.com, use the CVS app, or call CVS customer service at 800-746-7287.
On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to show proof of Florida residency. You can use a state-issued ID such as a driver’s license. You can find the CVS locations offering the COVID-19 Vaccination click here.

Walmart

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

Fresco y Mas

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

Veteran's Administration System

Call 305-575-7000

Publix

Publix is opening its online reservation system for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at all 730 of its in-store Florida pharmacies, including the addition of 136 stores in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Publix online reservation system can be accessed via the following link: publix.com/covidvaccine.

 

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Homebound Seniors in County Public Facilities

The Miami-Dade County Vaccination Program will contact you by email, text or phone a few days prior to your return date to schedule the appointment for your second dose.

Homebound WW2 and Korean War Veterans

Call 850-487-1533, ext. 9 or https://www.floridavets.org/homeboundveterans/

 

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The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Two doses are needed.

Depending on the specific vaccine you get, a second shot 3-4 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.

CDC is making recommendations for who should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine first when supplies are limited.

To help guide decisions about how to distribute limited initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine, CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have published recommendations for which groups should be vaccinated first.
Learn more about who should be vaccinated first when vaccine supplies are limited.

There is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, but supply will increase in the weeks and months to come.

The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are available. Once the vaccine is widely available, the plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

After the COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection.

The side effects from the COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what side effects to expect and get helpful tips on how to reduce pain and discomfort after your vaccination.

Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Cost is not an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

The first COVID-19 vaccines are being used under Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many other vaccines are still being developed and tested.

Learn more about FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization authority and watch a video on what a EUA is.
If more COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved by FDA, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will quickly hold public meetings to review all available data about each vaccine and make recommendations for their use in the United States. Learn more about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.
All ACIP-recommended vaccines will be included in the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program. CDC continues to work at all levels with partners, including healthcare associations, on a flexible COVID-19 vaccination program that can accommodate different vaccines and adapt to different scenarios. State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments have developed distribution plans to make sure all recommended vaccines are available to their communities.

COVID-19 vaccines are one of many important tools to help us stop this pandemic.

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.
CDC will continue to update this website as vaccine recommendations and supply change.

A. Why should I get vaccinated?
a. Getting vaccinated is one of many steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Protection from COVID-19 is critically important because, for some people, it can cause severe illness or death. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Other steps, like wearing face masks and social distancing, help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine, combined with the following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will offer the best protection against COVID-19.

B. Do I need to contact my primary care doctor before getting the vaccine?
a. Yes. You should speak with your doctor first about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for you.

C. Should I still get vaccinated if I already had COVID-19?
a. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, you may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you have been sick with COVID-19 before. We are still learning how long immunity to coronavirus lasts after an infection or a vaccination. Typically, an infection causes better immunity than a vaccine, but not always. Further guidance from the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pending.

D. If I have an auto-immune or chronic medical condition, should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
a. Given the complexity and the multitude of conditions, we advise anyone with a chronic medical condition and/or a condition that affects your immune system to seek the opinion of your physician and/ or a subject matter expert that can support you in this decision.

 

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