The first three groups to receive the vaccine according to current state guidance are:

  1. Long-term care facility residents and staff
  2. Persons 65 years of age and older
  3. Health care personnel with direct patient contact


Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly and efficiently as possible.

According to state guidelines, the top priority for vaccination – following long-term care residents and staff and frontline healthcare workers – is Miami-Dade County residents age 65 and older.

We are working hard to add new vaccine appointments for seniors 65+ as additional vaccines become available. Check here for an available appointment.

Vaccinations are by appointment only and walk-ups will not be accepted.

Miami-Dade Public Libraries provide internet and computer access for any members of the community not able to access the website from home.

We are working hard to provide updated information about where vaccines are currently available and to answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine. Please check this site frequently as updates will be provided as they become available.

Jackson Health System

Jackson Health System (JHS) offers an online platform for Miami-Dade County residents age 65 or older to request a vaccination appointment. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please return to their page routinely for ongoing updates as they receive additional vaccines.

Homebound Seniors in County Public Facilities

  • Miami-Dade County will provide vaccines directly to homebound seniors age 65 and older who live in County facilities or receive County services and wish to be vaccinated.
  • Miami-Dade County staff are directly contacting these individuals to schedule vaccinations beginning Monday, January 4.

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center is providing vaccines to Miami-Dade County first responders and individuals who are 65 years or older.

For more information, visit the Mount Sinai Medical Center website.

Hard Rock Stadium

The State of Florida is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens for seniors 65 years of age or older and health care providers. An appointment is required to receive the vaccine. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

To request an appointment, call 1-888-499-0840.

TTY #: 1-888-256-8918

Second Dose Appointment at Hard Rock Stadium: Individuals will receive a call or email approximately 2 weeks after their first vaccination at Hard Rock Stadium to schedule their second appointment. A state call center or email representative will provide individuals with open appointment slots.

Marlins Park

As of January 20, the State of Florida is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at Marlins Park in Miami for seniors 65 years of age or older. An appointment is required to receive the vaccine. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

To request an appointment, call 1-888-499-0840.

TTY #: 1-888-256-8918

Baptist Health System

Baptist Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the community who are 65 years or over or who have certain conditions that put them at high risk of severe illness from the virus.


The number of new cases of COVID-19 within our zip code dropped last week with 163 new cases.  That puts the total number of people who have caught COVID-19 within our zip code at 4,160.  In Miami Springs we estimate 2,288 people have contracted COVID-19.  As more people get the vaccine, we hope this is the beginning of the downward trend of new cases.

Miami-Dade County COVID-19 Cases

In Miami-Dade County, the number of new COVID-19 cases actually went up last week with 19,265 new cases.  This shows that we still have a long way to go to get the counts down countywide.

Hospitalizations went up last week in Miami-Dade County with 354 new hospitalizations.  Compare that to just 259 new hospitalizations the prior week.  These numbers are still below the peek we saw in August, but the rise in cases is starting to catch up with an increase in hospitalizations.

Fortunately, new fatalities did drop last week with 142 new COVID-19 fatalities.  We can’t wait to see this number drop down to zero.  Hopefully, that will become a reality by summer.


The State of Florida had just under 80,000 new cases of COVID-19 last week.  As staggering as that number is, it’s below the peek of 100,000 cases we saw during the first week of the year.

The State of Florida recorded 1,181 new fatalities last week.  That’s a slight dip from the prior week, but still very high as we are in the second spike of fatalities from COVID-19 in Florida.


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