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Florida Vaccine Updates: Miami-Dade Opens New Site in Dolphin Mall, Publix Now Accepting Walk-Ins For Doses

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it

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Several locations across one South Florida county will be opening vaccines sites starting Monday - including one location at one of the busiest travel sites in the entire country.

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it.

Miami-Dade County Opens New Vaccination Site at Dolphin Mall

Miami-Dade County has opened a new vaccination site at Dolphin Mall.

The new site is located in the valet area near Cheesecake Factory at Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 ST, Miami, FL 33172.

It is administering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Appointments are not required but you are encouraged to pre-register online or by calling 305-614-2014 to save time on-site.

"Miami-Dade County is working harder than ever to make sure we leave no arm behind and that we make it as easy and convenient as possible to get vaccinated – especially for the workers who power our economy," said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "We're taking vaccines where the people are – to the Port, Airport, hotels, malls, restaurants, schools, and businesses across our community."

UM Health System Announces Additional COVID Testing Dates for Children and Teens

The partnership between the university, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and The Children's Trust will provide free testing to all children ages 4-18 at the following locations:

  • May 12th - Miami Sunset Senior High School
  • May 13th - iTech at Edison Educational Center
  • May 14th - Coral Reef Senior High School
  • May 20th - JC Bermudez-Doral Senior High School
  • May 26th - North Miami Beach Senior High School
  • May 27th - Homestead Senior High School

A parent or guardian must accompany each child. Walk-ups are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 305-243-2059.

Publix Now Accepting Walk-Ins for COVID Vaccine

The supermarket giant is allowing anyone across the state of Florida who is eligible to get the vaccine by walking into their stories across the state with an appointment.

For more information and to make an appointment, click on this link.

PortMiami Opens Vaccine Site Starting Monday

The site will be located at Cruise Terminal J and is open to the public with no appointment required.

Miami International Airport To Offer Pfizer Vaccine On-Site Beginning Monday

Miami International Airport will soon be administering Pfizer vaccines on-site to airport employees, their family and friends, and travelers who live and work in Florida.

From May 10th to the 14th, anyone seeking to get vaccinated can go to MIA and receive either dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Shots will also be administered from June 1st to the 4th and June 7th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIA will have two vaccination sites during those dates and times:

  • Concourse D, 4th Floor Auditorium, upstairs from Door 1
  • Drive-through location: 75 Bus Road, Miami, FL 33102 (MIA taxi overflow lot)

Miami-Dade County Opening Three Vaccine Locations This Week

The sites will be open on specific dates through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health:

  • Health District Center, 1350 NW 14th Street (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • Little Haiti Clinic, 300 NE 80th Terrace (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • West Perrine Clinic, 18255 Homestead Avenue (Monday-Friday)

Pfizer vaccine doses will be distributed and everyone ages 16 and older are eligible.

Click here for a list of vaccine locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties

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