Jackson Health System Plans to Temporarily Resume Public Vaccination Program for Pediatric Patients

As Pfizer awaits federal approval for younger patients to receive its COVID vaccine, Jackson Health System plans to temporarily resume its public vaccination program to serve patients who are 12 to 18 year old.

As soon as the Food and Drug Adminstration’s decision is made – which could happen as soon as next week – Jackson will start taking appointments via our online portal at www.JacksonHealth.org. As with the adult population, second doses for this age group will be administered 21 days later.

“Jackson Health System is renowned for providing exceptional pediatric medical care to children of all ages – from routine check-ups to the most complex, life-threatening medical issues,” said Carlos A. Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System. “Our UHealth Jackson Children’s Care medical team is already the most trusted provider of care in Miami-Dade County, so it’s only natural that parents would trust us to help end the pandemic. Since December, Jackson has been a leader in Miami-Dade’s vaccination efforts, and it is our responsibility to offer this service to young people in our community.”

UHealth Jackson Children’s Care will administer the vaccine to children between the ages of 12 and 18 at the following eight locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week:

  • Holtz Children’s Hospital, 951 NW 17th Street, Miami
  • Jackson North Medical Center, Pediatric Emergency Department, 160 NW 170th Street, North Miami Beach
  • Jackson West Medical Center, which is finishing construction in Doral, via a mobile unit exact location to be announced
  • UHealth Jackson Urgent Care Doral, 7400 NW 104th Avenue
  • UHealth Jackson Urgent Care Cutler Bay, 18910 South Dixie Highway
  • UHealth Jackson Urgent Care Country Walk, 13707 SW 152nd Street, Miami
  • UHealth Jackson Urgent Care Keystone Point, 13120 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami
  • UHealth Jackson Urgent Care North Dade, 16555 NW 25th Avenue, Miami Gardens

All patients will require proof of age, such as birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, or state ID card. Patients under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Jackson expects to provide this service temporarily, as public and retail providers will eventually be able to fulfill all demands in our community.

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