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All the ways Panthers can get vaccinated this week
FIU international student Camila Gutierrez received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Health last week.

All the ways Panthers can get vaccinated this week

April 20, 2021 at 12:09pm

If you're looking for a convenient vaccination site or trying to find a way to access a COVID-19 vaccine quickly, look no further.

Through FIU partnerships with community leaders and the university's efforts to keep its community safe, Panthers have some great location options this week, two of which are right on campus at FIU. 

Check out all the options below:

1. FIU

The university is happy to announce that it has once again received a limited number of Pfizer vaccines that will be made available to students, faculty and staff.

First doses of the vaccines will be available on Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, to students, faculty and staff 18 and older, or those 16 and older accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Vaccine appointments are now open and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are eligible based on the criteria listed above, please register for an appointment as soon as possible using your FIU credentials.

Remember that the Pfizer vaccine requires a second shot three weeks after the first shot. You must commit to return for the second dose the week of May 12.

2. Vaccine bus at MMC

FIU has partnered with the office of state Rep. Daniel Perez and the Florida Department of Health to bring a vaccine bus to MMC this week.

The health department vaccine bus will be stationed at the gravel parking lot near PG5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting today, Tuesday, April 20 through Thursday, April 22.

The vaccine bus will offer the Pfizer vaccine to the community at large on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, a limited allotment of vaccines will be available at the bus for FIU students, faculty and staff age 18 or older, or those 16 and older accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please bring your FIU ID, as you will need to show it at registration. You will be given a wristband before receiving a vaccine.

The health department vaccine bus will return to administer second doses of the Pfizer vaccine the week of May 11. You must commit to returning that week for the second shot.

3. Jackson Health System

FIU also recently partnered with Jackson Health System on a COVID-19 vaccination initiative aimed at encouraging university students to receive the vaccine.

Through this partnership, all students age 18 and older can sign up for a vaccine appointment at Jackson. This includes Florida residents as well as out-of-state and international students.

You do not need to make an appointment to get your vaccine at Jackson. Jackson’s vaccine sites are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the vaccine sites.

Students who are Florida residents must show their driver’s license, passport or other government-issued photo ID with birthdate at the time of check-in.

Non-Florida residents will be required to show a valid student ID, along with either a driver’s license or passport.

Jackson is exclusively offering the Pfizer vaccine. Students who receive their first shots at Jackson will be required to return for their second dose three weeks later at the same location.

4. Locations in the community

There are a number of locations in Miami-Dade County, including ones run by the county, the state, federally supported programs and other locations. Just a sample of these sites: Tropical Park, Zoo Miami, Hard Rock Stadium, Marlins Park and national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks. To learn more, please visit the Miami-Dade County COVID-19 vaccine page.

If you have an FIU appointment and secure a vaccine elsewhere before the time of your FIU appointment, please cancel your appointment by calling 305-348-5100 so that it can be offered to someone else. We need your cooperation in making sure not a single vaccine goes to waste.