Pfizer COVID Vaccine Gets FDA Approval. Where to get it in Miami-Dade and Broward

Pfizer COVID Vaccine Gets FDA Approval. Where to get it in Miami-Dade and Broward

Want to join Team Pfizer now that the COVID-19 vaccine has received full FDA approval?

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available in more than a dozen locations in South Florida and can be given to people as young as 12 years old. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines are for ages 18 and older.

Pfizer’s vaccine requires two doses 21 days apart and now has a new name: Comirnaty. Some immunosuppressed people may also receive a third dose at least a month after the second.

It is usually easier to get all the necessary doses in the same place, but if necessary, you can get vaccinated in different places, depending on the vaccine stock and available appointments.

Here’s where to get the Pfizer vaccine:

WHERE TO GET THE PFIZER VACCINE IN MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is available at county-run sites and at select pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Some hospitals, urgent care centers, clinics, and doctor’s offices may also have vaccines in stock.

Most, if not all, of the centers managed by Miami-Dade offer Pfizer, and all centers managed by the Florida Department of Health in Broward offer Pfizer.

Some Miami-Dade centers may also carry the Moderna or J&J vaccine, so the vaccine you receive depends on availability. Vaccination centers in Miami-Dade are at Tropical Park , Miami Dade College North Campus, and Zoo Miami . It is recommended to make an appointment.

Broward vaccination sites include CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Rev. Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale, and Vizcaya Park in Miramar. Neither site accepts appointments, so you can just show up and wait in line.

Both Miami-Dade and Broward have online locators to help you find a vaccination center near you. They also have information that includes if the center is accessible by car or on foot and what the hours are. The Miami-Dade locator also provides information on what vaccine the site offers and how to make an appointment.

For Miami-Dade home vaccinations, sign up through the website and someone will contact you to schedule an appointment. 

For more information, call 833-930-3672 or email homeboundvaccines@cdrmaguire.com.

For Broward home-delivered vaccinations, call 833-930-3672 or email homeboundvaccine@em.myflorida.com.

FINDING A PHARMACY THAT HAS THE PFIZER VACCINE

Florida pharmacies are also offering COVID-19 vaccines. The best way to ensure the first dose is by scheduling an appointment. Walk-ins are normally accepted, but dependent on supply. And if you’re looking for a third dose of Pfizer, be aware that some retailers only accept walk-ins.

Navarro, CVS and more pharmacies and some traditional CVS stores often have Pfizer. Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más, Walmart, Walgreens, and Sam’s Club sometimes have Pfizer and sometimes another vaccine. Costco also offers vaccines.

AND PUBLIX?

The only stores in Florida that offer Pfizer, at least for now, are in Brevard, Duval, Orange and Polk counties. Publix stores in South Florida, including in the Keys and Palm Beach County, have Moderna.

If you want to find a pharmacy that has Pfizer before trying to make an appointment, visit vaccines.gov/search/ .

Once you enter a zip code and establish a search radius, your search results can be filtered by vaccine brand and by locations that have citations available. Once you choose a location, the site takes you to the dealer portal to schedule an appointment.

You can also find a location directly through the dealer:

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