Miami International Airport Will Soon Offer COVID Vaccines

Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Over the past month, it's become progressively easier to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. On April 5, the state essentially removed all eligibility requirements, allowing any residents age 16 or older to get the shot. Since then, many sites have stopped requiring appointments, and short-term vaccination sites have been popping up in municipalities across South Florida.

Starting next week, one of those sites will be taking up residency at Miami International Airport. That's right: While you wait for your flight, you'll be able to get a shot.

MIA will have the Pfizer vaccine available at two sites: the fourth-floor auditorium in Concourse D, located upstairs from Door 1, and a drive-thru location at the airport's taxi overflow lot at 75 Bus Road. The sites will offer the vaccine from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14
  • Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, June 4
  • Monday, June 7

The site is targeting airport workers and travelers, but the vaccine is available to anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Florida. Teens age 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Those who receive their first dose of the vaccine at the site will be responsible for making arrangements to receive their second dose, which is recommended three weeks later. MIA spokesperson Greg Chin says travelers should be able to get their second dose at other locations throughout Florida and the U.S. Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at Miami-Dade County vaccination sites for those who can't make it back to the airport site on schedule. 

County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement that the airport site should be a boon for MIA's 36,000 travel industry employees.

"We are committed to making it as easy and convenient as possible for those who live and work in Miami-Dade to get vaccinated," Cava said.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.