Miami-Dade Opens Limited Number of COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Press Release

Miami, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County opens a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for seniors ages 65 and older by appointment only.

The appointments will be available today starting at 4 pm Friday, January 8 through a scheduling tool in partnership with Miami-Dade County at The website is also available in Spanish at and in Haitian Creole at

Demand for vaccines is currently much greater than existing supply. Appointments will close once the availability of vaccines have been depleted and will reopen once additional vaccines are received. Please continue to check for updates.

The vaccine being offered requires a second dose. At the time of vaccination, individuals will receive information regarding the second dose. After receiving the vaccine, individuals will be required to remain seated for 15-30 minutes for medical monitoring.

The Department has a dedicated 24/7 Call Center available for questions regarding COVID-19. The number to call is 1-866-779-6121 or via email at

COVID-19 vaccinations are now being administered at Tropical Park and Hard Rock Stadium that became the first state-run site to be converted from a drive-through testing site to a vaccination site. 

The vaccinations are by appointment only, no drive-ups or walk-ups allowed. People who get an afternoon appointment are encouraged not to show up in the morning to get in line as it affects the process.

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