MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Big changes this morning at Hard Rock Stadium in the race to vaccinate.
“We are seeing the vaccine numbers increase and starting Monday this will be a no appointment site. So you can get your Pfizer vaccine without an appointment,” said Florida Public Information Office Deployment Team spokesman Mike Jachles.READ MORE: Arrest Affidavit: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Claims He Was Trying To Kill Himself In Struggle With Slain Officer Yandy Chirino
“Just come down and get the shot if you want it. I said I’m there,” said Sandra Guffey.
Guffey got her first shot at the Miami Gardens site Monday morning. She said she came ready to wait, but didn’t have to.
“I filled up my gas tank, to make sure I had enough gas, but I didn’t need it. I was in and out really quick,” she said.
In addition to getting rid of the appointments, the site has expanded its operating hours for Florida residents. It’s now open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
“I guess people that are on more set schedules with work, they can come later hours,” said Jordan Jacobson who brought his 16-year-old son Jamie to get a shot.
He called the process flawless and said they had to wait only about 35 minutes for the Pfizer vaccine. >
“It’s good that we’re vaccinating younger people so we can just get out of this faster. That’s all that we want, just to get out of this and get back to normal,” said Jamie Jacobson.
“We are planning on doing three thousand first dose Pfizer vaccine every day and almost two thousand second dose Pfizer vaccines, “ said Jachles.READ MORE: Parkland Families Say They Want The Death Penalty
Those getting their second shot must bring their CDC shot card and Florida government ID.
While you don’t need an appointment at the Hard Rock Stadium site, those interested in getting a shot are urged to pre-register at commvax.patientportalfl.com.
Sixteen and 17-year-olds can get the Pfizer vaccine there, but they must come with a parent or guardian.
“You also must have a birth certificate or legal documentation to show that you are the parent and you must show identification of the child,” said Jachles.
The parent or guardian must remain in the vehicle with the teen the entire time on site.
Seasonal residents seeking a vaccination must provide a copy of two of the following that shows proof of residential address:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or residential rental or lease agreement.
- One proof of residential address from the season resident’s parent, step-parent or legal guardian, or another person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
- A utility hook-up or work order dated within 60 days before registration.
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
Jachles said Tuesday will be the final day of the Cutler Bay and Hadley Park second dose Pfizer spoke sites. Those seeking their second dose will have to go to Miami Dade College North Campus moving forward.
Vaccines are also available at these locations.MORE NEWS: Push For State To Require Teaching Of Asian American History In Public Schools
The Hard Rock Stadium site continues to do COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., seven days a week.