COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

May 27, 2021

Important Information for Miami-Dade & Broward Residents

Appointments are no longer required to receive the Vaccine at the Miami-Dade County Drive-Thru Vaccination sites. For a faster registration process on-site, residents are encouraged to sign up for appointments available both same-day and in coming days by scheduling online https://vaccines.nomihealth.com/mdc/first-dose or by calling: (305) 614-2014.

As of Friday, May 15th, 2021 there is a new Vaccination Site at Aventura Mall, Miami-Dade County has opened a new Drive-Thru Vaccination Site at the Aventura Mall, enter on North-east 29th Court near Citibank. The location is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Aventura Mall is located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, Florida 33180.

"Miami-Dade County is working to make vaccines as accessible and convenient as possible across our community. We are bringing vaccines to where the people are – to malls, schools, small businesses, the Port and Airport, and more," said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "This week, we opened two new pop-up vaccine locations at Dolphin Mall and now Aventura Mall. Getting vaccinated is key to getting back to normal – and with nearly 1 million people fully vaccinated, we are making great progress. Make a plan today to get the shot!" Appointments are not required but you are encouraged to pre-register online https://vaccines.nomihealth.com/mdc/first-dose or by calling 305-614-2014 to save time on-site.

Effective as of Thursday, May 13th, 2021, all individuals ages 12-17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer Vaccine at any Vaccination Site, but, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the Vaccination Site and submit a parental consent form and proof of residency, is no longer requir-ed, The State of Florida has eliminated the proof of residency requirement for receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine at Vaccination Sites, however, you must still present a photo ID at the Vac-cination Site.
There are various locations to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine in Miami-Dade County, near you. Visit Miami-Dade County's webpage https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/home.page or the City of Sunny Isles Beach webpage at: www.sibfl.net/vaccines.

Vaccinations for Miami-Dade Homebound Residents
Homebound residents ages 18+ can request to be vaccinated at home, as soon as possible to have your name added to the list, call: (305) 792-1706. The list will be provided to the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management and the State of Florida. Someone from the County or from the State will verify your eligibility and then contact you to coordinate the next steps. Please only call to request a homebound vaccination if you meet these criteria.

The person must either:
1. Because of illness or injury - need the aid of supportive devices such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs and walkers; the use of special transportation; or the assistance of another person in order to leave their place of residence. OR 2. Have a condition such that leaving his or her home is medically contraindicated. If one of these two conditions is met, the person must also have a normal inability to leave home and leaving home, must require a considerable and taxing effort.

Broward County Residents Vaccine Update
In Broward County, Vaccina-tions are FREE unless otherwise indicated and most Vaccination sites do not require an appointment. In addition to the fixed Vaccination Sites (broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Vaccination-Sites.aspx), the Florida Department of Health in Broward, in partnership with municipalities and community organizations, have scheduled a series of “pop-up” Vaccination Sites on various days and locations throughout the community broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/Pop-Up-Spot.pdf. There are many corporate partners participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, CVS, Publix, Sam’s Club, Walgreen’s and Winn Dixie. Many of these locations may be at $0 cost to you. Check the links below to see what locations are closest to you and what Vaccines they are offering.

CVS - https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Publix - https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
Sam’s Club - samsclub. com/pharmacy/immunization?imzType=covid
Walgreen’s - https://www.walgreens. com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp
Winn Dixie - https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine

COVID-19 tests in Broward County at most public test collection sites are free. There is a charge for tests offered at Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is open only to consumers that can provide proof of travel plans to or from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on any airline.

What is the difference in Rapid Testing and PCR Testing? Rapid testing, also referred to as antigen testing, provides results the same day. This allows residents to make quick decisions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Results of Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) are available within 48 hours. A PCR test could be required for interstate and/or international travel.

How do I get test results? For test results, call the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at: (954) 412-7300, option 1. Are you homebound? Broward County, DOH-Broward, American Medical Response (AMR) and Century Ambulance Services (CAS) operate a mobile/in-home testing program, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eligible residents include: homebound elderly or individuals with disabilities who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot leave their homes to access one of the drive-up or walk-up test collection sites. For information and homebound testing appointments, call: (954) 412-7300. Or if you prefer to correspond via e-mail: homeboundvaccines@cdrmaguire.com.

Vaccination Sites are open to all Broward County residents 12 years of age and older (for Pfizer Vaccine) and 18 years of age and older (for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines). Some Vaccination Sites require an appointment; locations operated by Florida Department of Health in Broward, do not.

Florida Department of Health in Broward locations – Visit any site location during operating hours to get vaccinated. You may schedule an appointment if you wish, on-line at: www.myvaccine .fl.gov. Or by calling: (866) 201-6313 (TTY 833-476-1526); however an appointment is not required.

Hospital locations – Supplies of Vaccines are available by appointment only at participating hospitals; for locations, visit: GetVaccinated.Broward.org.

Local pharmacy and retail stores – Walk-ins are allowed at most local outlets participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program including CVS, Publix, Sam’s Club, Walgreen’s, Walmart and Winn-Dixie; for locations, visit: GetVaccinated.Broward.org.

Florida Division of Emergency Management is offering vaccinations to homebound residents. Homebound residents can request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing this survey or by e-mailing: homeboundvaccines@cdrmaguire.com.

For assistance in completing the survey, call: (866) 779-6121.

You may experience some discomfort after receiving the Vaccine. Side effects may feel like the Flu, but should go away in a few days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that if you have pain or discomfort after receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. To reduce pain or discomfort where you get the shot, apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area and use or exercise your arm. To reduce discomfort from fever, drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly. Call your doctor or healthcare provider if the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours, if your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days and you think that you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the Vaccination Site, seek immediate medical care by calling: 911!