COVID-19 Vaccine in Miami, Florida: Schedule and Vaccination Centers

When the vaccines made by Pfizer / BioNTech were approved by U.S last December 11, 2020, began planning the distribution and vaccination campaign in the country.

He Miami-Dade County, Florida, began close coordination with hospitals and private partners to carry out the vaccination against COVID-19 to your population in the fastest and most efficient way possible, without leaving aside the necessary protocols for the maintenance of the antigen.

Given this, a strategy was generated where first three groups to receive it would be the residents and staff in long-term care facilities, health workers in direct contact with COVID patients (including paramedics and Emergency Medical Services personnel), and the adults 75 years of age or older.

The first groups to receive the vaccine are residents and staff in long-term care facilities, physicians in direct contact with COVID patients, and adults 75 years of age and older.  (Photo: Eduardo Muñoz / EFE)

The first groups to receive the vaccine are residents and staff in long-term care facilities, physicians in direct contact with COVID patients, and adults 75 years of age and older. (Photo: Eduardo Muñoz / EFE)

However, as of Monday, January 4, 2021, he Jackson Health System activated a online platform so that the inhabitants of the county of Miami-Dade 65 years of age or older request an appointment for vaccination and then they receive a call with the date and time of confirmation.

Own Miami-Dade government assured that provide antidotes directly to people over 65 who wish to get vaccinated and cannot leave their homes, but live or receive services within the county.

For now, only those patients who meet specific risk criteria will be able to get a vaccine. In later days, the rest of the people will be able to request the antidote.

The Jackson Health System and Mount Sinai Medical Center are the main sites for COVID-19 vaccines (Photo: Marco Bello / Reuters)

The Jackson Health System and Mount Sinai Medical Center are the main sites for COVID-19 vaccines (Photo: Marco Bello / Reuters)

Another place where you can get a dose made by the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna is he Mount Sinai Medical Center. But not everyone can get it, since supplies are limited and will be destined for county first responders and for people 75 and older.

If these characteristics are met, they may schedule an appointment by calling 305-674-2312 of Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; O Saturday and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m..

Those chosen to purchase the vaccine must present government-issued identification (preferably a driver’s license) and the passport to the appointment. Later they are ask a series of grading questions.

It should be remembered that, so far, any vaccine consists of two doses, so that When confirming the first appointment, the day and time of the reinforcement will be scheduled, which will be applied between 21 and 28 days later, depending on the manufacturer.

The V-Safe tool will work to alert the CDC about the side effects that the vaccine could have (Photo: Marco Bello / Reuters)

The V-Safe tool will work to alert the CDC about the side effects that the vaccine could have (Photo: Marco Bello / Reuters)

To meet this objective, the V-Safe tool, which can be used through text messages and web surveys from smartphones to toast personalized health checks after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Through this one can iQuickly report any side effects to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after receiving the vaccine and will be reminded about the second application.

All the updated information on the places where vaccines are available, in addition to a section of frequently asked questions about it, is within the Miami government digital portal.

Although the end of the pandemic is closer and closer as doses arrive in the country, it is important maintain preventive measures, As the wearing a mask, keep distance between one person and another, just like him frequent hand washing, the application of alcohol gel to disinfect and clean, and the isolation in case of symptoms caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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