The long-awaited COVID vaccine has become available to all adult residents of Miami-Dade County, and a vaccine appointment has become the latest hot ticket.
All Florida residents 16 and older can get a COVID vaccine in Miami-Dade. Most sites will vaccinate all eligible residents, though some sites will not accept those under 18. Teens under 18 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine, and most sites require a parents or guardian to be present to vaccinate them. They will also need this consent form at state sites.
We’ve put together a guide to help you find a free COVID vaccine in Miami-Dade. We update this guide daily as new sites open or we get new information. With all the major pharmacies offering vaccines, plus government and community sites, there are now lots of options with no waiting. Some sites don’t even require appointments.
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Who can get a COVID vaccine in Miami-Dade?
- All Florida residents, 16 and older. Teens 16 and 17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine.
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Where are COVID vaccines being given in Miami-Dade?
NOTE: The J&J vaccine has been temporarily paused. If you were scheduled to get that vaccine, you should call the pharmacy and see if they have another vaccine available or you need a new appointment elsewhere.
Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Winn-Dixie, Costco, Walgreens, CVS (including Navarro and CVS y mas) and Fresco y Mas pharmacies are administering the vaccine to all eligible Florida residents, with appointments required. Not all stores from the same chain administer the same vaccine, and usually each store offers only one option. We are seeing more available appointments at all these pharmacies, so you may not have to be online the moment new appointments are released. Some stores may accept walk-ins.
These are the links for appointments:
- Publix. All Miami-Dade locations with pharmacies. Appointments must be made online, but you can not make an appointment any time of day when appointments are available. The vaccine is Moderna.
- CVS. Vaccines are available at many CVS stores, 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. New appointments are usually available at midnight and 4 a.m. most days and sometimes at other times. CVS is providing Moderna, Pfizer
and J&Jvaccines, depending on the store.
- Walgreens. Vaccines are now available in most South Florida stores. You need to create an online account at Walgreens.com, then answer a series of questions before you find out which stores near you are giving the vaccine. You can also call 1-800-925-4733 and schedule via an automated phone system. Most Walgreens stores are using the Pfizer vaccine, but some are using Moderna.
- Costco. Vaccines are available at most South Florida Costco stores. Vaccine option varies by store, with some offering
J&J and someModerna. You can make an appointment here.
- Walmart. Most stores are offering the vaccine in South Florida. Vaccine choice varies by stores, with Moderna, Pfizer
and J&J alloffered. Appointments usually open up at midnight every night for appointments a week later.
- Winn-Dixie. Some Miami-Dade stores are offering vaccines.
- Fresco y Mas. The locations at 18300 SW 137th Avenue in Miami and 5850 NW 183rd Street, Hialeah, are offering the vaccine. Appointments are required.
- Sam’s Club. In South Florida, the closest club offering the vaccines is in Sunrise, 13550 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33323. Appointments are required.
- PDL Pharmacy, 7167 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144, is offering vaccines. You can request an appointment here.
Some smaller pharmacies also are providing vaccines.
This tool lets you see all the available pharmacy appointments at once (you can search by ZIP), which is a good way to find out which store has which vaccine. But there is a chance some pharmacy openings are not updated.
County and state vaccine centers
Miami-Dade County has put together a COVID vaccine portal to check for available vaccine appointments. You can also call 305-614-2014 for vaccine appointments. You can check for appointments online. These are the vaccine locations:
- Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33155.
- Zoo Miami, 2400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL 33177.
- Homestead Sport Complex, 1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33035.
The Florida Department of Health is providing vaccines at several locations, with phone appointments or online registration. Hard Rock Stadium is also accepting walk-ins (or drive-ins), without appointments. To make an appointment, check for available appointments here, call 786-629-5752, 800-581-5123 or 888-499-0840. These sites are currently giving the Pfizer vaccine. Minors 16-17 will need this consent form. These are the locations:
- Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. Appointment or walk-in. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
- Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125. Appointments rquired. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.
Vaccines are being provided at these sites, with no appointments required:
- Overtown, in a parking lot at 1551 NW First Ave., Miami. Appointment or walk-up. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. This site is giving the Moderna vaccine.
- Oak Grove Park Community Center, 690 NE 159th St, Miami, FL 33162. Appointment or walk-up. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week, giving the Moderna vaccine.
Vaccination sites that don’t require appointments
These are the current walk-in sites where appointments are not required. Hours and vaccines are subject to change, and they close each day when they run out of vaccine.
- Miami-Dade College North Campus (FEMA), 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
J&J vaccine starting April 6 plussecond shots of Pfizer. First shots of Pfizer will be available starting April 20.
- Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Pfizer.
- Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd St., Miami Gardens, FL 33054. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Moderna.
- Bucky Dent Park, 2250 W 60th St, Hialeah, FL 33016. open at 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Pfizer, first shots only.
- Babcock Park, 651 E Fourth Ave., Hialeah, FL 33010. Opens at 9 a.m. every day. Pfizer, first shots only.
- Helen Miller Center, 2331 NW 143rd St., Opa-locka, FL 33054. The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Pfizer.
- Overtown, in a parking lot at 1551 NW First Ave., Miami 33136. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Moderna.
- Oak Grove Park Community Center, 690 NE 159th St, Miami, FL 33162. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Moderna.
- Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55th St, Miramar, FL 33027. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Pfizer.
- Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Moderna.
- T-Y Park, 3300 N Park Rd, Hollywood, FL 33021. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Pfizer.
- Broward Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Pfizer.
- Broward Coral Square Mall, 9469 West Atlantic Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33071. Open a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. This site will close permanently May 14. Pfizer.
- Broward Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Open 8 a.m. t 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Pfizer.
- Broward Markham Park, 16001 West State Road 84, Sunrise, FL 33326. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Pfizer.
- Broward CBRP Vaccine Site, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enter from State Road 84-U.S. 441. Pfizer.
- Broward Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Pfizer.
- Pompano Citi Centre, 1955 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Pfizer.
- Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Pfizer.
Federal vaccine centers
Note: The main FEMA site will give
3,000 doses a day of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Residents who received their first second doses of Pfizer. First doses of Pfizer start again Tuesday, April 20.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set up a mass vaccination site at Miami Dade College’s North Campus. The main site is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, unless the vaccines run out earlier. Appointments are available but not required. For appointments, you can register at the state site, or call 1-888-499-0840, 1-888-256-8918, or 1-833-540-2065. Location:
- Main site: Miami-Dade North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167.
Community and city sites
The Atlantis Educational Center is joining with the Downtown Jewish Chabad Center to provide vaccines in Miami Gardens and in Fort Lauderdale. The Moderna vaccine will be available to residents 18 and older. You can make an appointment here. These are the locations:
- Atlantis Educational Center, 1111 Park Centre Boulevard Miami Gardens, FL 33179
- Downtown Jewish Center Chabad, AKA Broward Boulevard Clinic, 900 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Florida Memorial University is offering the Moderna vaccine at its campus at 15800 NW 42nd St., Miami Gardens, FL 33054. The site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (or until 200 vaccines have been given).
Beth David Congregation 2625 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129, is offering vaccines to residents 18 and older on Sunday, April 25, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 305-854-3911 or email@example.com with your name, date of birth and phone number.
The City of Homestead is offering walk-up vaccination site for Florida residents 18 and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, 675 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030, on Monday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until vaccines run out. The vaccine is Pfizer.
The City of North Bay Village will offer the Pfizer vaccine at Village Hall, 1666 Kennedy Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33131, on April 22 (first dose) and May 13 (second dose). You must make an appointment here.
The City of North Miami Beach will offer the Pfizer vaccine from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Shaaray Tefilah, 971 NE 172nd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Teens under 18 will need the Florida Department of Health consent form and an accompanying parent.
The City of North Miami will host a
J&J Pfizer vaccination event for residents 18 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Griffing Community Center, 12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami, FL 33161. Advance registration is required. Call 305-895-9818 for an appointment by 5 p.m. April 15.
The City of Hialeah will operate a vaccine clinic at Milander Center, 4800 Palm Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012, from April 19-23, providing the Moderna vaccine. Shots begin at 9 a.m., no appointment required. First shots only.
The City of Hialeah is running a vaccine clinic at Bucky Dent Park, 2250 W 60th St, Hialeah, FL 33016, which is open at 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. This site is for first shots only and is using the Pfizer vaccine.
The City of Hialeah is reopening the clinic at Babcock Park, 651 E Fourth Ave., Hialeah, FL 33010, starting at 9 a.m. every day through April 20. Vaccines will be given to people 18 and older. This site is for first shots only.
The City of Opa-locka has joined with the federal government for a walk-up vaccine clinic at the Helen Miller Center, 2331 NW 143rd St., Opa-locka, FL 33054. The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. No appointments are required but you can save time by registering in advance at Commvax.patientportalfl.com. The current vaccine is Pfizer.
Miramar is operating a walk-in vaccine clinic, providing the Pfizer vaccine, for all eligible Florida residents at Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55th St, Miramar, FL 33027. The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until vaccines run out, seven days a week.
Hospitals and health centers (each sets its own rules)
Each hospital sets its own rules and procedures, including qualifying conditions.
Baptist Health South Florida is offering Pfizer or Moderna to Florida residents 16 and older.
Jackson Health System is offering Pfizer vaccines to people 16 and older. Those under 18 will need to bring a parent or guardian. You can call 786-272-0970 for an appointment. No walk-ins are accepted. Jackson usually opens appointments twice a day, around 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., for next-day or same-day appointments. Follow @jacksonhealth on Twitter to be notified when appointments are open. Jackson is offering vaccinations at three locations:
- 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., Miami
Mount Sinai Medical Center is providing vaccines, when available, to all eligible groups. You can request an appointment online. You can also call 1-800-925-4733 for an appointment.
Leon Medical Centers is providing vaccines with appointments. For an appointment, call 305-642-5366. Patients who need transportation should request that when they make their appointments.
Sanitas Medical Centers are offering vaccines at multiple locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, with some locations giving vaccines now and others taking appointments for shots in a week or two. You do not need to be a current patient. You can book an appointment here or call 1-844-515-1800.
Jesse Trice Community Health System, which has multiple locations, is providing both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Call 305-637-6400 for an appointment.
Empower U Medical Center in Miami is offering vaccines by appointment Monday through Friday at 7900 NW 27th Ave., Miami, Fl 33147, including a drive-through option. You can call or text 786-318-2337 for an appointment.
Cano Health is administering vaccines to its patients in South Florida. Call 855-226-6633 for an appointment. Also, Cano Health will do a one-day walk-in clinic with J&J vaccines 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at two locations in Miami-Dade: 8300 W. Flagler Street, #210, Miami, FL 33144 and 4201 Palm Ave., Hialeah, FL 33012.
The Pediatric and Family Health and Wellness Center is offering vaccines by appointment every Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 305-474-1800 for appointments. The center is at 1825 NW 167th St., Miami Gardens, FL 33056.
Niklaus Children’s Hospital is providing Pfizer vaccines to young adults ages 16 to 21. You can make an appointment online. Parents Patients who have reached 21 are only eligible if they are under the care of a pediatrician and submit this form. If you have questions, you can call 786-624-2782.
Community Medical Group is providing vaccines at its offices in Miami (multiple locations), Florida City, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka and Hialeah. For an appointment, call 786-377-7777.
Dr. Marc Saltzman of Innovative Medical Research in Aventura is offering the J&J vaccine. To make an appointment, call 305-757-2226 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. (You cannot leave a message.)
Express Gene Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory will administer the Moderna vaccine through April 23 at 9000 SW 152nd St. Suite 209, Miami, FL 33157. You can make an appointment online or call 786-250-3419.
The Veterans Administration is providing vaccines to all veterans, spouses (including common-law spouses), former spouses and caregivers. You can be vaccinated at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th St, Miami FL 33125, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Walk-in vaccine hours: Moderna on Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
; J&J on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also make an appointment.
Some homebound veterans may also be able to arrange vaccines. Vaccines are also being given by appointment only at the VA in Sunrise, Homestead, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Deerfield Beach and Key West. You can make an appointment by calling 305-575-7000.
Miami-Dade County is contacting homebound seniors who receive county services or live in county housing to arrange for their vaccinations.
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.
Pulse Clinical Alliance traveling nurses are administering vaccines at homes in Miami-Dade. You can request a vaccine here.
Homebound veterans of the two world wars can request a vaccine at https://floridavets.org/homeboundveterans/ or call 850-487-1533, extension 9.
The City of Hialeah is offering vaccine to homebound city residents. Call 305-863-2955 for an appointment.
Pop-up sites with J&J vaccine These pop-up vans are offering the one-shot J&J vaccine, with no appointments required. The supply usually runs out early, and sometimes the entire event is moved or cancelled at the last minute. These events are not always officially announced. We share the ones we hear about, but caution that days, locations and hours are subject to change without notice. This list also includes J&J pop-up events scheduled by cities and health-care centers.
More information and help
You can also find information and help getting an appoint from volunteers in the Facebook group South Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Info.
You can find information on COVID vaccines in Broward here.
Which vaccines are being given?
So far, three vaccines have been approved for use in the United States, and both are being given in South Florida. Residents receive two doses of the same type of 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.
- 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.
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. This vaccine requires only one dose. ON HOLD.
Do I need health insurance to get a vaccine?
You do not need health insurance to get a vaccine. Most sites will ask for your insurance information, because your insurance will pay for your insurance. but if you don’t have insurance, the federal government will pay for it.
Do I have to be a Florida resident to get a vaccine?
Vaccines are reserved for Florida residents, but you do not have to be a legal permanent resident of the United States. To prove residency, you will need:
- A valid Florida driver license or a valid Florida identification card.
If you are a seasonal resident, you need a copy of two of these documents showing your residential address:
- Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
- One proof of residential address from a parent, step-parent or legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides plus a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides.
- Utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration.
- Utility bill not more than two months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including bank or investment account statements, not more than two months old.
- Mail from a federal, state, county or local government agency, not more than two months old.
Quick links to vaccination websites and phone numbers
- Here are the links and phone number, if available, for sites to schedule vaccine appointments. (You can also download this list in a printable PDF).
- Commercial pharmacies
- CVS (includes Navarro and CVS y mas): https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine. Phone: 1-800-746-7287.
- Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19. Phone: 1-800-925-4733
- Publix: https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
- Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302/ .
- Costco: https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html
- Sam’s Club: https://www.samsclub.com/pharmacy/immunization?imzType=covid
- Winn-Dixie: https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
- Fresco Y Mas: https://www.frescoymas.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
- Federal sites
- FEMA site at Miami-Dade College: https://www.floridadisaster.org/covid19/vaccine/ 1-888-499-0840, 1-888-256-8918, or 1-833-540-2065. Walk-up site, no appointment needed.
- Veterans Administration (Miami-Dade and Broward): https://www.miami.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp. 305-575-7000.
- Veterans Administration (Palm Beach County): https://www.westpalmbeach.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp. 561-422-5220
- State, city and county sites
- Florida Department of Health: https://myvaccine.fl.gov/. 866-201-6313 or 954-686-4273 in Broward, 888-499-0840 in Miami-Dade.
- Miami-Dade County: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/vaccine/home.page. 305-614-2014
- Health Care District of Palm Beach County: http://vaccine.hcdpbc.org/. 561-804-4115
- City of Lauderhill: (65-plus, city residents only) lauderhill-fl.gov/covid-19. 954-730-3008
- Broward Health hospital system: https://www.browardhealth.org/pages/being-healthy-vaccine
- Holy Cross Hospital: https://www.holy-cross.com/covidvaccine?hcmacid=a0Z5G000009JPk3UAG
- Jackson Health System: https://jacksonhealth.org/keeping-you-safe/. 786-272-0970
- Memorial Healthcare System: https://www.mhs.net/patients-visitors/coronavirus-disease/covid-19-vaccination. 954-276-4340.
- Cleveland Clinic (patients only): https://my.clevelandclinic.org/landing/covid-19-vaccine/florida
- Baptist Health South Florida (patients only): https://baptisthealth.net/~/link.aspx?_id=1B38248DE004490DAE96406BB4B645DE&_z=z
- Mount Sinai Medical Center: https://www.msmc.com/coronavirus-update/
- Palms West Hospital: https://palmswesthospital.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/. 561-345-7053
- Niklaus Children’s Hospital: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/about-us/coronavirus-updates/covid-19-vaccines
- Florida Health Department COVID portal
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine information
- Download printable vaccine links and phone numbers
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