HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Memorial Healthcare System has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and filled up 5,000 vaccination appointments for seniors 65 and older and healthcare professionals in minutes.

Vaccinations with either the Moderna or Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine are by appointment only.

READ MORE: Police Confirm 'Remains Of Female Found' In Search For Missing Andreae Lloyd

Those interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to visit Memorial’s website, MHS.net/vaccine, which has up-to-date information on vaccine appointments and COVID-19 updates.

To make appointments, Memorial is providing two options.

People who have been a patient at any Memorial facility can use the MyChart portal. MHS employees and medical staff can use this option, too.

MyChart

  • Go to your MyChart.
  • Programmed in your chart is a section titled “appointments” to make an appointment.
  • Choose a date, time, and location that is convenient.

Related: What You Need To Know About Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In South Florida

People who have not been a Memorial patient, or do not have MyChart availability, can call Memorial’s Centralized Scheduling at (954) 276-4340 to make an appointment.

The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on the weekend.

Individuals may experience longer than normal wait times on the phone.

READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commissioners Considering New Measures To Address Crime In Entertainment District

Vaccination sites hours of operation:

Memorial Specialty Pharmacy
9581 Premier Parkway, Miramar.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center
3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood.
Hours: Mondays from noon to 7:30 p.m; Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends.

More from CBSMiami.com
Palmetto Bay Resident Drives Military-Style Tank Through Residential Streets
$5,000 Reward Offered After Someone Scrawls ‘TRUMP’ Into Florida Manatee’s Back
Broward Pediatrician Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Again, vaccinations are by appointment only. Walk-ins will not receive the vaccine and on-site registration is not available.

The vaccines are provided while supplies last. Those who receive an appointment will need to bring a picture ID to check-in at the site. Healthcare workers need to show proof of licensure.

Wear a shirt or top with the upper arm accessible.

To maintain social distancing, companions without appointments will be asked to remain outside.

MORE NEWS: Routine Child Vaccinations Drop By About 50% in Broward

Children are not allowed at the site. There is no childcare on site.

CBSMiami.com Team