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Ready for this pandemic to be over? The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot is pretty much the quickest route to your post-vax life. Because the vaccine requires only one dose, you can get your shot and be considered fully vaccinated two weeks later.
While the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are a bit more effective at preventing symptomatic cases of COVID, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still a great option, especially for the needle-phobic or anyone who might not be able to take two days off of work to get jabbed.
If you’re a Florida resident 18 or older, you’re eligible for a (free!) Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Here’s where to find it.
Miami Dade College North Campus
Starting today, Florida’s four federal vaccination sites in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville will administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In Miami, the federal site is at Miami Dade College’s North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave.
The site is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. As of now, the site plans to have up to 3,000 doses available per day.
ICYMI: Beginning today, the federally-supported vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville & Miami can administer up to 3,000 doses of the J&J vaccine at each site.
All individuals 18 & older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Learn more – https://t.co/DffUT7RpUk
— FL Division of Emergency Management (@FLSERT) April 6, 2021
Publix opens up appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine every Wednesday at 7 a.m. Those appointments will be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, ideal for those who work during the week and are unable to take time off.
Appointments can only be made online, so don’t waste your time calling your local Publix pharmacy.
North Miami pop-up
On Sunday, April 18, the City of North Miami will distribute 600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 305-895-9818 by Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m. You do not need to be a resident of North Miami.
The vaccinations will take place at the Griffing Community Center, 12220 Griffing Blvd.
Miami Beach pop-ups
Miami Beach has quietly been distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one-day pop-up sites throughout the city. Commissioner David Richardson sometimes announces the sites on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Today, Tuesday, April 6, the city has a J&J pop-up at 7501 Collins Ave.
Another pop-up vaccine site this morning at 7501 Collins Ave (behind the library). We’ll be following state guidelines regarding eligibility, so you must have a valid Florida state ID or proof of residency in the state. We have the J&J vaccine today. @FLSERT @MiamiBeachNews pic.twitter.com/ApysVYz2YE
— David Richardson (@david4florida) April 6, 2021
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