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Florida Vaccine Updates: Miami-Dade, Miami Beach Allowing Residents 18+ to Register

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

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As a supply of the coronavirus vaccine has become available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to stand in line for a dose.

The state of Florida now has let residents know when every adult will be eligible to get the vaccine - and it's coming a lot sooner than some may have thought it would take place.

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

Miami-Dade County Allowing Residents Ages 18+ to Pre-Register for Vaccine Appointments

Floridians 18 and older can pre-register to get the vaccine in Miami-Dade County by calling (305) 614-2014 or by visiting

Miami Beach Allowing Residents Ages 19+ to Schedule Vaccine Appointments

The city is opening an appointment hotline for those residents who will be eligible when Florida lowers the age requirement to 18 on April 5th.

Residents can call 305-604-4255 starting at 10 a.m. until all spots are filled. Proof of residency will be required on the day of your first shot. City officials did not say how many slots would be open or which vaccine would be administered.

All Florida Residents Ages 18+ Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5th: Governor

All Florida residents over the age of 18 will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5th, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.

DeSantis made the announcement in a video released from the Governor’s office, saying the eligibility age would be lowered to 40 and older starting Monday before lowering it to all adults the following week.

DeSantis added that more than 400 Walgreens locations would be providing the vaccines in the coming days, adding to the over 700 Publix locations, 150 CVS locations and 125 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the state.

Permanent Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens in Miramar

A permanent coronavirus vaccination site is opening at Vizcaya Park in Miramar, with no appointments necessary to receive a dose.

The walk-up site will be operated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management, which has partnered with Broward County to "give the community access to the Pfizer vaccine."

Both first and second doses will be administered at the site starting Friday. It will open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until doses run out (200 are available on a daily basis).

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