FEMA’S vaccination site at the Miami Springs Recreation Center will conclude on Wednesday, March 17th. (St. Patrick’s Day). Furthermore, effective Monday, March 15th, all residents aged 60 years old and older now qualify to get the vaccine.  (Previously, it was residents aged 65 and older.)

1) The City will have lines setup inside the Rec Center with overflow being outside the facility under tents. Persons can start lining up outside at any time, however the area inside the gym will not open until 8AM.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center - Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center – Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs
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2) Vaccinations will start at 9AM.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center - Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center – Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs

3) The City will only have the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. They may receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccines on later dates.  If the City receives both there will be tables set up with signage for the specific vaccine and persons can select which they want. However this is based on supply so when one vaccine is used up then they will administer the remaining vaccine. This will happen on a daily basis, there may be days where we only get one and not both vaccines, so on that day there will only be one available.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center - Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center – Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs

4) It is recommended that you have someone drop you off in front of the vaccine site since parking may be difficult to find.  We recommend parking around Prince Field and the Senior Center across the street from the Rec Center.

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5) The Governors order lowering the age to 60 and over does not take effect until Monday March 15. So persons meeting that age limit can go to our site beginning Monday. However, if you are under 65 and have a medical condition you can go starting tomorrow.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center - Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs
FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Site at the Miami Springs Rec Center – Photo courtesy City of Miami Springs

6) If you receive the Pfizer vaccine, FEMA will be back in three weeks to administer the second dose.

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Here’s who’s eligible:

  • Healthcare workers with direct patient contact – 18+
  • K-12 School Staff – 18+
  • Long term facility residents and staff – 18+
  • Law enforcement officers and firefighters – 50+
  • Individuals with extreme vulnerability to COVID-19 (with attached form signed by physician)
  • Florida residents 60 years old and older
  • No appointment needed
  • Walkups allowed

TIP:  If you don’t fall into this group, you may still be able to get a vaccine at CVS.  According to multiple reports, CVS is just checking your ID to see if it matches with their registration, but they are not policing to see if you fit within the established groups listed above.  Of course, they could start enforcing it in the future, but again, we’ve had multiple reports where people show up with their teacher ID’s and/or healthcare identification, and no one is asking.

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