Update, April 13: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have called for a pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that some patients developed blood clots. This story has been updated accordingly.
Ready for this pandemic to be over? The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot is pretty much the quickest route to your post-vax life. Because the vaccine requires only one dose, you can get your shot and be considered fully vaccinated two weeks later.
While the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are a bit more effective at preventing symptomatic cases of COVID, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still a great option, especially for the needle-phobic or anyone who might not be able to take two days off of work to get jabbed.
If you're a Florida resident 18 or older, you're eligible for a (free!) Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Here's where to find it.
Miami Dade College North Campus (updated)
Florida's federal vaccination site at Miami Dade College's North Campus on Tuesday, April 13, announced that it would suspend its use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The site will continue to administer second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Publix announced Tuesday, April 13, that it will heed the federal guidance and suspend distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
North Miami pop-up — April 18 (updated)
While the City of North Miami originally planned to distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Sunday, April 18, the event will now move forward with the Pfizer vaccine. To make an appointment, call 305-895-9818 by Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m. You do not need to be a resident of North Miami.
The vaccinations will take place at the Griffing Community Center, 12220 Griffing Blvd.
Miami Beach pop-ups (updated)
Miami Beach has quietly been distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one-day pop-up sites throughout the city. Commissioner David Richardson sometimes announces the sites on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
On Tuesday, April 13, Richardson tweeted that the city is attempting to transition to use of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines because of the pause on J&J.