COVID-19 vaccine

Baptist Health South Florida Opens Up Limited Number of Vaccine Appointments

Over 13,000 slots for a COVID-19 vaccine were filled Friday in just two hours. Baptist Health says it will offer more appointments when more vaccines are available to them.

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UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8

Shortly after launching its scheduling link Friday morning, Baptist Health South Florida filled more than 13,000 vaccine appointment spots in approximately two hours.

"All of our COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots have been filled, and we are not taking any new appointments at this time," Baptist Health said in a statement. "Additional vaccination sites will be made available across our service area soon, and more appointment times will become available as we receive additional vaccines. Vaccinations are by appointment only and walk-ups will not be accepted."

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Baptist Health South Florida announced it will be launching an online platform Friday for eligible members of the community to schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting Friday, Jan. 8, people 65 and older or those at high risk for serious illness from the virus will be able to book appointments on for slots beginning Monday, Jan. 11.

Baptist Health will offer 12,000 appointment slots to start and expect to add availability and locations.

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