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MDC is coordinating closely with local, state, federal partners, and private partners to expand and provide vaccination sites to our community. According to state guidelines, persons 40 years of age and older and healthcare personnel with direct patient contact who live in Florida are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, hospital providers may vaccinate persons whom they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Effective April 5th, all Floridians will be able to receive the vaccine.
Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida have launched a pre-registration system for all Floridians to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as supplies become available.
For Miami-Dade County run sites, Pre-register online here or by calling 305-614-2014.
Federal Mass Vaccination site at MDC-North operated by the State of Florida Pre-register online here.
If you are not currently eligible for the vaccine, you can still sign up to receive notifications as vaccine eligibility changes.
Get the Facts
Getting vaccinated is an important step to protect yourself, your loved ones and our community from COVID-19.
Visit SafeatJackson.org for videos and other resources from our partners at Jackson Health System, featuring healthcare experts talking about the vaccine’s effectiveness and safety and addressing common myths.
Get information on myths and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
How dangerous is COVID-19?
Individuals who are Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are, approximately, 4 times more likely to be hospitalized and nearly 3 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than Caucasians.
Why should I trust the vaccine to be safe for my community?
All the current vaccines were brought to market after extensive research, development, and testing. All medications have side effects. So far, any adverse impacts have not been observed except in a handful of cases nationwide. 65 million vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S. An average of 1.4 million doses are being administered daily. To ensure our nation’s pandemic recovery it is important for all eligible individuals to schedule and receive their vaccines.
Will COVID-19 vaccines make me sick with COVID-19?
TheCOVID-19 vaccine cannot infect you withCOVID-19. The vaccines do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, but instead work with your immune system to help prevent you from getting sick.
What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines on pregnant women?
While data regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women is currently limited, there is no evidence the vaccines are linked to infertility or miscarriage: there is no increase in miscarriage rates among pregnant women with COVID-19.
There is no evidence to date that COVID vaccines may have serious side effects long-term—such as damaged DNA or altered genes.
WebMD Health News Black Vaccine Hesitancy Rooted in Mistrust, Doubts Marcella Nunez-smith, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, public health and management, Yale University
White Paper: Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy, Achieving Control in the U.S. Today, CVS Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC.gov
Public Health: How to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Black patients
Dec 29, 2020 Andis Robeznieks, Senior News Writer
Many Latinos Are Hesitant To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine
February 1, 20214 :01 PM ETBrenda León NPR (NationalPublic Radio)
Vaccine Hesitancy Among Hispanic Adults
Audrey Kearney Follow @audrey__kearney on Twitter, Lunna Lopes, and Mollyann Brodie Follow @Mollybrodie on Twitter Published: Jan 14, 2021