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Florida Vaccine Updates: Miami-Dade Schools to Offer Pfizer Shot at Several Locations

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

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In light of the CDC's authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12-15, Miami-Dade County Public Schools is making the shot available to students, employees and their families at several locations within the coming days.

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

Miami-Dade County Public Schools to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccines at Several Locations

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is offering free COVID-19 vaccines to students, employees, and their families, including those in charter schools at several locations this Thursday and this weekend.

Following Wednesday's CDC authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15 years old, adolescents 12 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine at the district's vaccination locations.

All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.

Starting Thursday, May 13, and the following Thursday, May 20, from noon to 8 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine will be administered at three school locations by appointment only. To make an appointment, click here.

  • North Miami Senior High School, 1247 NE 167th Street
  • Miami Jackson Senior High School, 1751 NW 36th Street 
  • Miami Sunset Senior High School, 13125 SW 72nd Street

Vaccines will also be available on Saturday, May 15, and Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations for the general public. Appointments are not required, but you are encouraged to pre-register here to save time on-site.

  • North Miami Senior High School: 13110 NE 8th Ave, North Miami, FL 33161
  • Miami Jackson Senior High School: 1751 NW 36th St, Miami, FL 33142
  • Miami Sunset Senior High School: 13125 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33183
  • Homestead Senior High School: 2351 SE 12th Ave, Homestead, FL 33035
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center: 18180 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL 33177
  • Hialeah Gardens Senior High School: 11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd, Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018

For more information, click here.

Select CVS Pharmacy Locations Offer Appointments for COVID-19 Shots for Kids Ages 12 to 15

CVS Health announced Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 Pharmacy locations nationwide, following the FDA's authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group.

Starting Thursday, May 13th, participating CVS Pharmacy locations will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to this newly eligible population.

Parental or legal guardian consent is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Because the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents in this age group, patients are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or through the CVS Pharmacy app to ensure availability. Walk-ins are also accepted.

To find out which locations are offering appointments, click here.

PortMiami Offering COVID-19 Vaccines at Cruise Terminal J

PortMiami is now offering COVID-19 vaccines at Cruise Terminal J.

PortMiami’s new vaccination site is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Terminal J. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are available at the Port, and appointments are not required.

"We are working hard to get shots in arms at PortMiami," said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "I'm proud we have already vaccinated thousands at the Port – a key step to protecting our workforce, residents, and visitors and ensuring the safe return of this vital industry."

For more information, click here or here.

Homestead To Hold New Vaccination Events at Harris Field

The City of Homestead will be offering second-dose Pfizer vaccination events at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field.

The event, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd in Homestead, will take place Thursday May 13 through Saturday, May15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.  Each day, there will also be 100 Johnson & Johnson vaccines available for individuals ages 18 and older who have not yet been vaccinated. 

No appointment is necessary for either the Pfizer second dose or Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccines. Anyone looking to be vaccinated must provide identification, but proof of Florida residency is not required. Click here for more information.

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

Inter Miami's Stadium to Operate at Full Capacity Later This Month

Inter Miami CF will soon be operating its Fort Lauderdale stadium at full capacity, the team announced Tuesday.

The soccer club said DRV PNK Stadium will open to maximum capacity beginning with their May 29 match against D.C. United.

The move is being made due to the rapid distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in South Florida and increased demand from fans, the team said. Inter Miami will continue to abide by MLS guidelines and will enforce health and safety protocols, including requiring face masks unless eating or drinking and encouraging social distancing in the concourse areas.

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