MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Seniors 65 and older, along with health care workers, can now head to Walmart to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“There will be 119 Walmart stores across 34 counties that will begin offering COVID vaccines for senior citizens,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday.READ MORE: Arrest Made After Social Media Threat Targets Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Twenty-five thousand doses of the vaccine are being split up among select Florida Walmarts. That’s in addition to the 325,000 doses the governor said they received this week.
In hard-hit Miami-Dade County, only two Walmart locations are getting the vaccine – one site in Hialeah and one in Miami Gardens.
Walmart vaccine locations in Broward are in the following cities: Cooper City, Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, and a Sam’s Club in Sunrise.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Support Beams At Dadeland Mall Parking Garage Alarms Shoppers
Eligible people wanting to get the vaccine must make an appointment. The shots are free.
Even with this new option, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is concerned the supply in South Florida is not meeting demand.
“I am very concerned about the lack of vaccines coming to Miami-Dade County. We are not getting our fair share of the vaccines,” she said. “I am urging the governor to significantly increase the weekly allotment of vaccines to Miami-Dade County.”MORE NEWS: Florida Farmers Grapple With Transportation Problems
All vaccine sites in Florida are posted on the Florida Department of Health’s website here.