Miami Airport Vaccinations Extended, Broward State-Run Sites Announce Closing Dates

One of the larger sites for the COVID-19 vaccine will be dosing a day longer than planned this weekend, while several sites have announced when they will close their doors.



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MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 10: Monica Choy of Panama receives Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare worker at Miami International Airport on May 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The vaccine will be available from May 10-14, June 1-4 and June 7 at the airport to travelers, airport employees and local residents. (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)


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PortMiami vaccination center open until Saturday June 19th

The Port Miami vaccination center in Cruise Terminal J will be closed on Saturday June 20th.

The website is open to the public and provides Pfizer vaccines to children 12 years and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A birth certificate is required to vaccinate anyone under the age of 18.

The opening times are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Miami Gardens opens new vaccination site

City residents can get their dose seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Pool at 18800 Northwest 28th Place.

No appointments are required at the walk-up location, and COVID tests are also available. For more information, call 1-800-935-9505.

Government-sponsored locations in Broward will end COVID-19 vaccinations by June 25th

The county announced on Friday that the four locations will spiral out of control in the coming weeks.

Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek and Vizcaya Park will switch controls on June 18, while Port Everglades will switch controls on June 20 and Torres Park in Lauderdale Lakes will switch on June 25.

You can find a list of the vaccination sites that are still open by clicking on this link.

Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at Miami International Airport extended to Sunday

The vaccination center at Miami International Airport, where Johnson & Johnson shots were administered and scheduled to run through Saturday, May 29, has been extended to Sunday, May 30, for anyone aged 18 and over.

Those wishing to be vaccinated at this point do not need to provide proof of residence and can enter from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The vaccination station is located in: MIAs Concourse D, auditorium on the 4th floor, at the top of door 1.

More information is available at www.FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine

Government-sponsored locations in Miami-Dade will end COVID-19 vaccinations by June 25th

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade will end COVID-19 vaccinations in all state-sponsored locations in the county by June 25, officials said Thursday.

The department said vaccinations from primary care providers, retail and pharmacy locations, county health departments and local governments will be migrated to locally-led interventions.

As part of the transition, state-sponsored locations across the county – including Hard Rock Stadium, Marlins Stadium, and the Miami Beach Convention Center – will hold their final day of vaccination next month.

Pediatricians urge parents to adhere to their child’s routine vaccination schedule

After the emergency COVID-19 vaccines were approved, some parents began doing more research on all of the routine vaccines, saying they were a little hesitant about taking their children to take the shots.

Pediatricians say it is important to be informed, but warn that there is a risk of stopping vaccination altogether. For a review from NBC 6’s Laura Rodriguez, click here.

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