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Jackson Health System will drop appointment requirement, reduce hours for vaccine

Carli Teproff
·2 min read

Jackson Health System will soon allow people to show up at its three vaccination sites without an appointment, officials said.

Miami-Dade’s public hospital announced the change will go into effect Tuesday, April 20. Starting Wednesday, Jackson officials said there will be no appointments after 2:45 p.m. and the walk-up line also will close.

Vaccines are open to Floridians 16 and older — though teens 16 and 17 can only get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The announcement comes as more South Florida locations no longer require appointments. Last week, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County announced there would no longer be appointments for the state-run sites. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens also dropped appointments.

As of Monday, more than five million Floridians have completed either the two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna or Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to Monday’s vaccine report.

While appointments at Jackson will no longer be necessary, those who wish to make one still can and will be prioritized.

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For those who have appointments after 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, or the following day, they will receive an email or text with instruction to change the appointment.

Jackson’s three sites are:

Christine E.. Lynn Rehabilitation Center, 1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami Lynn Rehabilitation Center

North Dade Health Center, 16555 NW 25th Ave., Miami Gardens, Jackson

Jackson South Medical Center, 9333 SW 152nd St., Kendall

For more information, visit https://jacksonhealth.org/keeping-you-safe or call 305-585-1111.

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