COVID vaccines are now available for all Broward residents 12 and older, and people want to know where they can get a COVID vaccine. The vaccine is free for all to receive, even if you don’t have insurance. Teens 12 to 17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine, and most sites require a parent or guardian to be present. They will also need this consent form at government sites.
It has easy to get a COVID vaccine appointment in Broward. There are a number of walk-in or drive-through sites open every day, no appointments required, and most pharmacies no longer require appointments. Now that boosters have been approved for many Americans, you may need an appointment at some sites, and it may take a few days for websites to be updated and boosters to become available.
Several jurisdictions are offering incentives to get vaccinated:
- The City of Pompano Beach is offering $200 Visa gift cards to Pompano Beach residents who become fully vaccinated after June 22, 2021. The program runs through Oct. 31. You can sign up here..
- Get a free ride to a vaccination site via Lyft (up to $15 each way). Find the details here.
This is your guide to finding a COVID vaccine in Broward County and throughout South Florida. We update this guide when sites open or close or we get new information.
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Where are COVID vaccines being given in Broward?
Stores and Retail Pharmacies
These are the pharmacies providing COVID vaccines in South Florida. Most now accept walk-ins as well as offering appointments. Click on the name to make an appointment online. Pharmacies providing the Pfizer vaccine will vaccinate teens 12 to 17, but parents usually must be present.
- Publix. All Miami-Dade locations with pharmacies. You can make an appointment online or walk in. Moderna and Pfizer.
- CVS. Vaccines are available at most CVS stores with pharmacies, plus all CVS Pharmacy y más stores and all Navarro Discount Pharmacy stores. People without computer access can call CVS customer service at 1-800-746-7287. Walk-in or appointment. Moderna or Pfizer, varies by store.
- Walgreens. Vaccines are available in most South Florida stores. If you want to make an appointment, you need to create an online account at Walgreens.com. You can also call 1-800-925-4733 and schedule via an automated phone system. Moderna or Pfizer, varies by store.
- Costco. Vaccines are available at most South Florida Costco stores. Moderna, Pfizer and J&J, varies by store. You do not need to be a member.
- Walmart. Most stores are offering the vaccine in South Florida. Moderna and Pfizer, varies by store.
- Winn-Dixie. Vaccines are offered in Miami, Aventura, Margate and Lake Worth. Pfizer.
- Sam’s Club. Vaccines are available in Miami, Miramar, Sunrise, Coral Springs and West Palm Beach. Moderna.
- Solera Specialty Pharmacy in Pompano Beach is offering the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Call 954-615-1840 during business hours for an appointment.
- Merit Pharmacy, 2464 N State Rd 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313, is offering the Moderna or J&J vaccine. Call 954-739-4666 for an appointment or book online.
- Epic Care Pharmacy, 3948 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Park, FL 33021, is offering the J&J, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. You can request a vaccine here. or call 954-963-2113.
- Ocean Chemist Pharmacy, 3535 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, is providing the J&J vaccine. Call 954-329-2690.
- PrescriptRx Pharmacy, 1523 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, is providing the Moderna and J&J vaccines. Call 754-200-5913 for appointments. Walk-ins may be available.
- Garden Drug, 4400 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 is offering the Moderna vaccine. Walk-ins welcome. Call 954-776-1521 for appointments or questions.
- Dr. G’s Pharmacy, with locations in Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs, is offering the J&J, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. You can request an appointment here or email Vaccine@drgs.co.
Additional independent pharmacies also are offering the vaccine. It is worth checking with any local pharmacy near your home. This tool lets you see all the available pharmacy appointments at once (you can search by ZIP). But there is a chance some pharmacy openings are not updated.
City, county and state vaccination sites that don’t require appointments
Florida Department of Health is giving Pfizer vaccines at drive-through clinics in county parks. Those 12 to 17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine, and parents or guardians are required to accompany them to get the vaccine. They will also need this consent form at state sites. You must bring a photo ID. Find Broward County vaccine information here.
You can also check for convenient vaccine sites by county or city at the state vaccine locator.
These are the current sites. You can check for updates here.:
- Coral Square Mall, 9469 West Atlantic Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33071. Open noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Walk-in. Pfizer.
- Central Broward Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enter from State Road 84-U.S. 441. Drive-through. Pfizer.
- Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Drive-through. Pfizer.
- Vincent Torres Park, 4331 NW 36th St., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walk-up. Pfizer.
- Pompano Citi Centre, 1955 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Drive-through. Pfizer.
- Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55th St, Miramar, FL 33027. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Walk-in. Pfizer.
- Nova Southeastern University, 7901 SW 36th Street, Suite 206 (Behind Wells Fargo), Davie, FL 33328. Open noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pfizer.
- C.B. Smith Park, 900 N Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pfizer.
- Champions Hall, 6601 Boulevard of Champions, North Lauderdale, FL 33068. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Walk-up. Pfizer.
- North Lauderdale Community Affairs Center, 7765 SW 10th St., North Lauderdale, FL 33068. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Sunday. Walk-up. Pfizer.
These pop-up vans are offering vaccines, with no appointments required. The supply may run out early, and sometimes the entire event is moved or cancelled at the last minute. We share the ones we hear about, but caution that days, locations and hours are subject to change without notice. The vans will return to the same sites in 21 or 28 days for second vaccines if needed. You can find a link to Broward pop-up sites here. The state is no longer running pop-up sites, but you can find vaccines using the state vaccine locator.
Hospitals and medical practices
Hospitals are offering vaccines by appointment. Some private physicians and healthcare practices are now also offering the vaccine to patients.
Holy Cross Health is offering vaccines both with appointments and to walk-in patients residents 12 and older (Pfizer). You can fill out this form and bring it in person to 4701 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Building C, south of the hospital, to request an appointment. There is a drop box if no one is there to take the form. Holy Cross is accepting walk-in patients, no appointments, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 4701 N. Federal Highway, Building C, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.
Memorial Healthcare System is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by appointment in Hollywood and Miramar. You can register online or call 954-276-4340 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current Memorial patients can schedule appointments on the MyChart portal.
Cleveland Clinic Florida schedules vaccines when supplies are available for patients or previous patients with a MyChart account.
Sanitas Medical Centers are offering vaccines at multiple locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. You do not need to be a current patient. You can call 1-844-515-1800 for an appointment.
Cano Health is administering the J&J vaccine to its patients in South Florida. Call 855-226-6633 for an appointment.
Niklaus Children’s Hospital is providing Pfizer vaccines to young adults ages 12 to 21. You can make an appointment online. Patients who have reached 21 are only eligible if they are under the care of a pediatrician and submit this form. Walk-in vaccines offered, no appointments, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (research building), 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami, FL 3315. If you have questions, you can call 786-624-2782.
Medix Urgent Care Centers in Lauderhill and Hollywood are providing the Moderna vaccine. Call 954-589-1238 or 954-484-8444 for an appointment.
Care Resource of South Florida is offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at its offices in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami, Little Havana and Miami Beach. Call 305-576-1234 for an appointment. Walk-ins accepted Monday through Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami, Little Havana and Miami Beach.
The Veterans Administration is providing vaccines to all veterans, plus spouses (including common-law spouses) and caregivers. Moderna, Pfizer and J&J are all available. You can be vaccinated at these Broward locations, no appointment required (but appointments are available):
- William “Bill” Kling VA Clinic, 9800 W Commercial Blvd, Sunrise FL 33351. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Hollywood VA Clinic, 3702 Washington St., Suite 201, Hollywood, FL 33021. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Pembroke Pines VA, 7369 Sheridan St., Suite 102, Hollywood, FL 33024. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Deerfield Beach VA Clinic, 2100 SW 10th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Vaccines are also being given at the VA in Miami, Homestead and Key West. You also can make an appointment by calling 305-575-7000. Some homebound veterans can get a vaccine at home.
Vaccines for homebound seniors
Fire-rescue departments are vaccinating some homebound seniors. If you need to arrange vaccination for a homebound senior, email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or call 866-779-6121.
Homebound veterans of the two world wars can request a vaccine at https://floridavets.org/homeboundveterans/ or call 850-487-1533, extension 9.
Which vaccines are being given?
So far, three vaccines have been approved for use in the United States, and all are being given in South Florida. Residents receive two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of J&J. Immunocompromised people may receive three doses or Moderna or J&J, and boosters are recommended for certain people who received the Pfizer vaccine.
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart. Click on the link to learn more about how this vaccine works. Boosters are recommended for some people.
- Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart. Click on the link to learn more about how this vaccine works. Boosters are recommended for some.
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. This vaccine requires only one dose. Boosters are recommended for those who received this vaccine.
Who should get a booster, or third vaccine?
People who are severely immunocompromised and received two Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should get a third dose of their previous vaccine. These include people receiving cancer treatment, organ transplant recipients, stem cell transplant recipients, those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency, those with active or untreated HIV and people using high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response.
People 18 to 64 who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago should get a third dose if they meet these criteria:
- 65 and older
- Resident of a long-term care facility
- Have a health condition that puts them at risk.
- Have a job that puts them at increased risk, such as health-care workers and essential workers.
People who received the J&J vaccine or people who received the Moderna vaccine will become eligible for boosters in the next few days.
What proof of Florida residency is required to get a vaccine?
Proof of residency is no longer required. You may be asked for a photo ID that proves your age, and you may be asked if you are a resident of Florida or if you are working or doing business in Florida. No work documents will be required. Children 12-17 will be asked for proof of age, and parents may need to show ID.
Where can I get a COVID test?
You can get free COVID tests at Broward County drive-thru, walk-in and mobile sites. Find a Broward County testing site here. Tests also are available at pharmacies and urgent care centers.
Where can I get monoclonal antibody treatment?
The state of Florida is providing free monoclonal antibody treatment for people with COVID-19. You can also receive the treatments at hospitals and clinics. To find a site, click here.
- COVID vaccines in Miami-Dade
- COVID vaccines in Palm Beach County
- Florida Health Department COVID portal
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine information
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