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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami-Dade was at the forefront of the fight against the virus. Through collaboration across departments and community organizations, we were able to achieve successful outcomes including one of the highest vaccination rates in the state and nation, effective and efficient public health decision-making supported by data through the County’s COVID-19 dashboard and a strong public health system.

We are proud to have maintained continuous, free COVID testing and vaccine access for residents longer than many jurisdictions nationwide.

Due to the expiration of the COVID-19 federal public health emergency declaration on May 11, 2023, Miami-Dade has transitioned its pandemic operations from emergency response to public health management.

Miami-Dade remains committed to continuing to invest in the public health infrastructure that we built during the pandemic and remain vigilant against future variants and other possible public health challenges.

COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine and Booster Shots


Vaccines are available at pharmacies, health centers, public and private health care providers, and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade.


Testing is widely available via self-administered home tests and at traditional health care sites. Home test kits are available through federal distribution, private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare, and retail purchase.


Therapeutics/Treatments are available in health care settings by prescription. The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade supports equitable access to therapeutics.