Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition
Where to get the vaccine in South Florida.
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.
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.
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: 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.