MIAMI (CBSMiami) — COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at Miami International Airport for airport employees, their family and friends, state residents, travelers who live or work in Florida.
It’s all part of Miami-Dade County’s effort to make the COVID-19 vaccine more easily accessible to the county’s hospitality and tourism sector.READ MORE: Lines Of Mourners Pay Their Respects Sunday For Gabby Petito
The Pfizer vaccine will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on:
- May 10-14
- June 1-4
- June 7
The vaccination sites during those dates and times are:
- Concourse D, 4th Floor Auditorium, upstairs from Door 1
- Drive-through location: 75 Bus Road, Miami, FL 33102 (MIA taxi overflow lot)
Anyone wishing to be vaccinated can pre-register by calling (305) 614-2014.
Nicolas Juan and his father landed in Miami from Argentina on Monday morning. They left the airport with their bags and the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s incredible. In our country, there are no vaccines. So getting here and getting told you can get vaccinated right here at the airport, we are grateful,” said Juan.
The father-son duo were some of the first to get their shots at the airport.READ MORE: Blue Alert Issued Out Of North Florida County For Patrick McDowell, Accused Of Murdering Deputy During Traffic Stop
“Miami International Airport is our number one economic driver and it’s so, so critical that everyone here have the benefit of easy access to the vaccine,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
Jimmy Janvier has worked at the airport for 35 years.
“I did it for them and I did it for my family,” he said.
The new airport vaccination site seemed popular with some international travelers, like Karen Gonzalez from Peru. She said it’s impossible for her to get the shot at home right now.
“It’s a little difficult because they have a system that’s based on ages. For me, I’m younger, I’d probably receive the vaccine next year,” she said.
“We are following the Florida rules which say if you are a resident or here on business or for the benefit of Florida, you are eligible,” said Levine Cava.
Community vaccinations are also being administered at Cruise Terminal J at PortMiami. Shots are being given Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. t 3 p.m., no appointments needed.MORE NEWS: Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose after 21 days. Individuals will need to bring their Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and a government-issued ID to their second vaccination appointment. To learn more about the County’s Vaccination Program, click here.