Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that children and teens age 12 and older are now eligible to receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Already, sites across South Florida have adapted to the change in guidance, eliminating age requirements to allow minors to get vaccinated.
If you're wondering where to get your child vaccinated in Miami, here are a few sites offering the Pfizer vaccine for preteens and teens. In all cases, minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Aventura Mall offers the Pfizer vaccine for children at its new drive-thru site. Drivers should enter on Northeast 29th Court, near Citibank. The site is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is now scheduling appointments for children ages 12 and up to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Appointments can be made online.
Florida International University
Florida International University is offering the Pfizer vaccine to minors 12 to 15 who live at home with an FIU student, faculty member, staff member, or retiree. Appointments for the first dose will be scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. Appointments for the second dose will be scheduled for Wednesday, June 9. Appointments can be made online with FIU credentials.
Jackson Health System
Jackson Health System urgent care centers are offering the Pfizer vaccine to adults and children 12 years and older. Appointments are not required. Walk-ins are accepted daily from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care - Cutler Bay
18910 South Dixie Highway
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care - Country Walk
13707 SW 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care - Doral
7400 NW 104th Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care - Keystone Point
13120 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33181
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care - North Dade
16555 NW 25th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
For more information, visit Jackson Health's COVID-19 information website.
Miami Beach Convention Center
The Miami Beach Convention Center site at 1901 Convention Center Dr. offers the Pfizer shot and is ready to vaccinate children 12 and older. About 250 doses are available per day. The site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are not necessary.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is offering the Pfizer vaccine to children, teens, and young adults aged 12 to 21. Appointments can be made online.
Walgreens is among the national pharmacy chains vaccinating children 12 and up. Appointments can be made online.
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