Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition

Where to get the vaccine in South Florida.

- By Cindy Kent, Lisa J. Huriash and Cindy Krischer Goodman South Florida Sun Sentinel

A federal mandate allows K-12 teachers, daycare and preschool workers to get vaccinated, and CVS and Walmart announced they would follow that guideline at their Florida pharmacies.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had said teachers, firefighte­rs and law enforcemen­t officers 50 and up can receive the vaccines, but he later announced that the state would adhere to the federal mandate. He also expanded the pool of people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and under who have a health condition; people who think they qualify must have their doctor fill out a form before they get an appointmen­t.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel is helping share the informatio­n about doses in Florida with a searchable chart that shows how many, and what type, of vaccines are available in each county. You can find the chart at http://bit.ly/37C5J8X.

Here is a list of places where you can sign up for a vaccine, even though your appointmen­t may be scheduled a few weeks out. Spots open as vaccine doses become available.

Florida

The Department of Health “pre-registrati­on” website can be found at myvaccine.fl.gov. Residents can be notified directly when appointmen­ts near them are available at staterun COVID-19 vaccine sites.

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program sends vaccines directly to area drugstores. The pharmacies in South Florida include CVS, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens and Walmart.

■ CVS: CVS Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy y más, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations across

Florida will distribute the vaccine, including stores in Broward, Collier, Escambia, Flagler, Hendry, Gadsden, Hillsborou­gh, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Polk, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties. Sign-up will be at cvs.com/immunizati­ons/ covid-19-vaccine. People without online access can contact CVS customer service at 1-800-746-7287. Specific locations are activated based on dosage allotments to the stores.

■ Walgreens: Walgreens is starting to deliver vaccines in Florida. Sign-up for vaccines is limited to two stores in Pasco County, and the first shots start Friday. There will be 80 appointmen­ts available on weekdays and 60 on weekends. The signup will be at walgreens.com. No pharmacies in South Florida are offering the vaccinatio­ns yet.

■ Walmart and Sam’s Clubs. Eligible individual­s can make an appointmen­t at walmart.com/ COVIDvacci­ne and samsclub.com/covid. Appointmen­ts will be scheduled based on vaccine availabili­ty, and sites are limited.

■ Southeaste­rn Grocers Inc., Winn-Dixie’s parent company, is administer­ing COVID-19 vaccines at its Florida Winn-Dixie stores, and its Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarke­t locations. The company offers the vaccines to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term-care facilities, and people ages 65 and older. Updates can be found at its websites: Winn-Dixie: winndixie.com/pharmacy/ covid-vaccine; Fresco y Más: frescoymas.com/pharmacy/ covid-vaccine; Harveys Supermarke­t: harveyssup­ermarkets.com/pharmacy/ covid-vaccine.

■ Publix. All Publix pharmacies in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are taking appointmen­ts. Sign up at publix. com/covid-vaccine/florida.

Broward County

Drive-thru sites: Call 866-201-6313 to request an appointmen­t through the Florida Department of Health. For those requiring TTY access, the phone number is 833-476-1526. Agents will call people back to make drive-thru appointmen­ts as new appointmen­ts become available for the following sites:

■ Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek.

■ Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142 Ave., Davie. The site is open for second doses but will close at the end of the day on Feb. 11 due to constructi­on in the park. Anyone scheduled to receive the second dose of vaccine at Vista View Park on Feb. 12 or later should go to Tree Tops Park in Davie instead. Be sure to go on the day written on your vaccinatio­n card and bring your card with you.

■ Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie.

■ Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise.

■ Snyder Park, 3299 SW Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. People who received their first COVID19 vaccine at Holiday Park before Jan. 22 should go to Snyder Park to receive their second dose 21 days later, on the date written on their appointmen­t card at the time they arrived for their first dose. Also, Florida residents who are age 65 or older, or frontline healthcare workers, can request an appointmen­t for their first dose.

■ Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill.

■ The southwest entrance of Coral Square Mall, at the intersecti­on of University Drive and Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs. This is a park-and-walk-up site, not a drive-thru.

Broward College — North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut

Creek, 33066. This site will administer up to 200 vaccines per day, seven days a week, to frontline healthcare workers and individual­s 65 and older. To make an appointmen­t visit myvaccine.fl.gov

Lauderhill: Residents 65 or older can get vaccinated at John E. Mullin Park. Appointmen­ts are required. To schedule an appointmen­t, call 954-730-3008 or go online at lauderhill-fl. gov/covid-19. Call center hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miramar: For seniors 65 or older, Southcentr­al/Southeast Focal Point Senior Center members can register for the COVID19 vaccine at miramarfl. gov/vaccine. The vaccinatio­n site, by appointmen­t only, is at Vizcaya Park, SW 49th St., Miramar, between 9-10 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Although all appointmen­ts are now booked; individual­s can sign up to get notified when new appointmen­ts are available at MiramarFL.gov/ vaccine.

Oakland Park: .The facility is not a walk-in location and the city requests that people make an appointmen­t. Vaccine appointmen­ts are available to people 65 and older Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m-3 p.m. For an appointmen­t, call 954-6304335, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m.

Broward Health: Broward Health provides vaccines at the Inter Miami CF Stadium at Lockhart Park, at 1350 NW 55th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Seniors should check BrowardHea­lth.org for updates on when new appointmen­t requests are available. The health system maintains a wait list as day-of appointmen­ts become available. Anyone who needs to cancel or reschedule an appointmen­t should complete the form at BrowardHea­lth.org/ COVIDResch­edule.

Wilton Manors: There are a few COVID-19 vaccine appointmen­ts available for Friday in Wilton Manors. If you are a Wilton Manors resident age 65+, call 954-390-2101 to schedule an appointmen­t. The phone lines will remain open until all available appointmen­ts are scheduled.

Publix: All Publix pharmacies in Broward County are offering COVID-19 vaccines. Appointmen­ts slots will continue to open weekly as supply is available, 7 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. People can book up to four appointmen­ts at a time. Vaccinatio­ns are by appointmen­t only at publix.com/ covidvacci­ne

Walmart is distributi­ng vaccines at its Florida stores. Eligible individual­s can make an appointmen­t at walmart.com/COVIDvacci­ne. Appointmen­ts will be scheduled based on vaccine availabili­ty. Participat­ing Walmarts: 4700 S. Flamingo Road in Cooper City; 401 E. Sheridan St. in Dania Beach; 4301 S. University Drive and 8550 Stirling Road, both in Davie; 2500 W. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale; 301 S. State Road 7 in Hollywood; 1800 S. University Drive in Miramar; 12800 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines; 2300 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach; and 13550 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Sunrise. Walmart is operating a “pop-up” drive-thru vaccine site until March 18 at 3001 N. State Road 7, in Lauderdale Lakes. Eligible patients can schedule an appointmen­t by calling 833-886-0023.

Palm Beach County

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans of all ages who receive care at the VA, by appointmen­t and on a walk-in basis. Veterans must be able to return to the same site for their second dose. For more informatio­n visit westpalmbe­ach.va.gov. Vaccines are available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day while supplies last at its main campus in West Palm Beach. The vaccine will also be offered by appointmen­t only at select Community Based Outpatient Clinics:

■ Delray Beach CBOC, 4800 Linton Blvd., Suite E300, Delray Beach, 33445, Wednesdays and Fridays by appointmen­t only, call 561-422-5220.

■ West Palm Beach VAMC — Building 14, 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33410: By appointmen­t, call 561-422-5220; Walk-ins, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.

■ Stuart CBOC, 3501 SE Willoughby Blvd., Stuart, 34997, Mondays & Thursdays by appointmen­t only, call 561-422-5220.

■ Fort Pierce CBOC, 1901 S. 25th St., Suite 103, Fort Pierce, 34947, Tuesdays by appointmen­t only, call 561-422-5220.

Palm Beach Gardens: The Burns Road Community Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, is open as an appointmen­t-only site. No walk-ins. Those eligible to use this vaccinatio­n site will be contacted ahead of time with their scheduled day and time. When notified, people will need to come within the allotted time and on the assigned day. For those 65 years old and older, schedule an appointmen­t, and complete the request form, to placed in a virtual waiting room until vaccines become available, visit vaccine.hcdpbc.org.

Publix: All Publix pharmacies are offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointmen­ts slots will continue to open weekly as supply is available, 7 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. People can book up to four appointmen­ts at a time. Vaccinatio­ns are by appointmen­t only at publix. com/covidvacci­ne

Palm Beach County: Seniors can sign up to be on a waiting list and alerted to availabili­ty of appointmen­ts through the state’s website at myvaccine.fl.gov. The district also is scheduling new appointmen­ts at https:// bit.ly/2MM24OJ.

Health Care District of Palm Beach: The Health Care District is providing vaccinatio­ns for people 65 and older who emailed the Department of Health requesting a COVID-19 vaccine at chd50feedb­ack@ flhealth.gov. Those sites include the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach and Mid-County Senior Center on Lake Worth Road.

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County has updated its criteria for scheduling COVID-19 vaccinatio­n appointmen­ts in accordance with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 21-47. Once the appointmen­t request form is submitted, individual­s will be placed in a virtual waiting room for scheduling on a first-come, first-serve basis, dependent upon vaccine availabili­ty. All registrati­ons must be completed electronic­ally at vaccine.hcdpbc. org/. For those with no internet access, the Health Care District’s helpline at 561-804-4115. Effective immediatel­y, the following individual­s can request an appointmen­t:

Persons 65 years of age and older;

Health care personnel with direct patient contact;

K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;

Sworn law enforcemen­t officers 50 years of age and older;

Firefighte­rs 50 years of age and older; and

Persons deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as determined by a physician who provides an attestatio­n that the patient meets the defined eligibilit­y criteria outlined in the Department of Health form at /ww11.doh.state. fl.us/comm/_partners/ covid19_report_archive/ covid-physician-form/ EO-21-47-Form.pdf

South Florida Fairground­s: The Health Care District is operating a vaccinatio­n center at the fairground­s. The shots will be given only to residents who have already on the state Department of Health’s wait list. To get on the list, use the pre-registrati­on site at myvaccine.fl.gov.

Fire Rescue: Delray Beach residents can sign up for “Code Red” alerts about when vaccines will be available at http://delraybeac­hfl. gov/prepared.

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County: Seniors 65 and older and healthcare workers can pre-register just one time, online at miamidade.gov/ vaccine or by phone by calling 305-614-2014. Someone from the county will contact people to schedule the vaccine appointmen­ts at Miami-Dade County sites, including Tropical Park, Zoo Miami, and Miami Dade College North Campus.

Miami Dade College North Campus: The MDC site, designated as South Florida’s only Federal Mass Vaccinatio­n Site, has opened and will operate seven days a week, from 7 a.m.—7 p.m. It is a walk-up site with appointmen­ts scheduled in advance. The site will be vaccinatin­g individual­s 65 and older, health care workers with direct patient contact, and long-term care facility staff and residents. To get an appointmen­t, visit myvaccine.fl.gov or call 888-499-0840.

Florida Division of Emergency Management: The state has been offering vaccine appointmen­ts at Miami Marlins Stadium and Hard Rock Stadium. Residents can monitor 1-888-499-0840 for availabili­ty. People are urged not to arrive more than 30 minutes before their appointmen­t; anyone with an appointmen­t is guaranteed a vaccine.

Minority Mini-Missions sites: Oak Grove Park, Father Gerard JeanJuste Community Center, 690 NE 159 St., Miami, 33162 and Overtown Youth Center, 450 NW 14th St, Miami, 33136; Overtown — Parking Lot,1551 NW First Ave., Miami, 33136. Open for appointmen­ts to seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers seven days a week. Visit myvaccine.fl.gov or miamidade. gov/vaccine or call 305-6142014 to make an appointmen­t.

Mount Sinai Medical Center: Mount Sinai has been providing vaccines to Miami-Dade County residents who are 75 and older. Residents can monitor 305-674-2312 for availabili­ty.

Jackson Health System: Miami-Dade’s public hospital network has expanded its COVID-19 vaccine program for patients age 55 and older who have certain health conditions. Obtain an appointmen­t via Jackson’s online portal by visiting jacksonhea­lth. org. In addition to showing proof of Florida residency, people age 55 to 64 must also provide a doctor’s note, which must show the patient’s name, the medical condition they’re being treated for, the physician’s recommenda­tion/order for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the doctor’s signature. Check safeatjack­son.org for appointmen­t updates and availabili­ty. Vaccines will be at three locations:

Christine E. Lynn Rehabilita­tion Center, 1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami.

Jackson South Medical Center, 9333 SW 152nd St., Miami.

North Dade Health Center, 16555 NW 25th Ave., Opa-locka.

Publix: All Publix pharmacies will be offering COVID-19 vaccines. Appointmen­ts slots will continue to open weekly as supply is available, 7 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. People can book up to four appointmen­ts at a time. Vaccinatio­ns are by appointmen­t only at publix. com/covidvacci­ne

Southeaste­rn Grocers Inc., Winn-Dixie’s parent company, is administer­ing COVID-19 vaccines at its Florida Winn-Dixie stores, and its Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarke­t locations. The company will offer the vaccines to health care workers, residents and staff of longterm-care facilities, as well as people ages 65 and older. Participat­ing stores: Fresco y Más: 18300 SW 137th Ave., Miami, frescoymas.com/ pharmacy/covid-vaccine. Winn-Dixie: Winn-Dixie Store No. 214: 1150 NW 54th St., Miami, 33127; WinnDixie Store No. 247: 1155 N.W. 11th St., Miami, 33136. winndixie.com/pharmacy/ covid-vaccine

Walmart is distributi­ng vaccines at its Florida stores. Eligible individual­s can make an appointmen­t at walmart.com/COVIDvacci­ne. Appointmen­ts will be scheduled based on vaccine availabili­ty. Participat­ing Walmarts: 9300 NW 77th Ave. in Hialeah and 17650 NW Second Ave. in Miami Gardens.

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