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Appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine

Miami Dade created a website for seniors and eventually the rest of the population to schedule their Covid vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine website of Miami-Dade county is up and ready for users to schedule their Covid-19 vaccination in Miami Dade. The website has information on who can get the vaccine, how many people can schedule their appointments, and the availability of vaccines according to each county. 

As of now, those eligible to get the vaccine are healthcare workers, long-term healthcare facility residents and staff, and people ages 65 and older. The vaccine will also be available to snowbirds that are in Florida for the winter season. 

Many of the vaccination sites are in operation in different counties of the state already. These include Lee, Manatee, and Broward counties. Miami-Dade is currently working to open next, as they work through the finalizing details of the vaccination plan. 

In Miami Dade, two hospitals are working their way to get people vaccinated:

  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach is scheduling appointments for first responders and people 75 and older. Soon the hospital hopes to expand vaccinations to people 65 and older. To make an appointment, call 305-674-2312 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Jackson Health System will open an online platform in about a week for people 65 and older to request a vaccination appointment and receive a call back with the date and time of the appointment.

In addition, Miami-Dade County is in the process of contacting seniors 65 and older that are homebound and live in county facilities or receive county services to see if they want to schedule a vaccination appointment.

The county has informed that the website will be updated as more sites become available and will eventually expand to include vaccination locations for other community residents. Be sure to check periodically for such updates. 

If going to Broward to get vaccinated is not a problem, be sure to visit  Broward Covid Vaccine for appointments. 

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