People 65 and older can now schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Miami-Dade County through Jackson Health System’s new website. But you’ll have to wait a while.
Miami-Dade County’s public hospital network said it confirmed more than 12,000 appointments in less than two hours after the portal went live earlier than advertised Tuesday — and there are no more slots available for now.
The hospital said more appointments are expected to be added soon for the week of Jan. 11 and is recommending people check their website and social media channels for updates on when new slots will become available at jhsmiami.org/comvac.
Once appointments are available again, seniors will be able to request an appointment online and will then receive a call back with an appointment date and time. No proof of residency is required, which means you do not need to live in Miami-Dade to get the vaccine. The vaccine being given is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which requires two shots, three weeks apart.
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Scheduled vaccinations will be done at the county’s public hospital network’s three sites:
▪ Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center, 1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami
▪ North Dade Health Center, 16555 NW 25th Ave., Miami Gardens
▪ Jackson South Medical Center, 9333 SW 152nd St., Kendall
You will need to show a government-issued photo ID to confirm your age to get your shot. All three sites will also be open seven days a week. The hospital’s goal is to vaccinate 2,000 seniors each day at first, but to ramp up those numbers through January.
Where else can you get COVID-19 vaccine appointments in South Florida?
▪ Memorial Healthcare System is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older at two locations in Broward County. Appointments can be made at the MyChart portal, https://mychart.mhs.net for current Memorial Healthcare patients. Others have to call 954-276-4340.
▪ Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach is booking appointments for people 75 and older and will eventually lower it to 65. For more information, call 305-674-2312.
▪ The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has created a website to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. As of Monday morning, all of the appointment slots are full. To check if appointments are available, visit https://browardcovidvaccine.com/