COVID vaccines are now available for some Broward residents, and people want to know where they can get a COVID vaccine. So far, only some groups are eligible for vaccines, and appointments are disappearing as fast as they are made available. As more doses of vaccine become available, more people can get the vaccination, which is free for all to receive.
Who can get a COVID vaccine in Broward?
- Residents and staff members of long-term care facilities.
- People 65 and older.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- People deemed especially vulnerable to COVID-19 by doctors hospital providers, such as cancer patients and others with serious illnesses. These people may need a doctor’s order to schedule a vaccine.
- First responders and community health care providers (at some locations).
Where are COVID vaccines being given in Broward?
The Broward Health Department and major hospital systems are administering vaccines to eligible residents. To get a vaccine, you will need an appointment. Slots that become available disappear quickly, but as more doses arrive, more appointments will open.
These are the organizations and locations that provide COVID vaccines in Broward (click on the name of the facility for details and instructions). Check back often to see if more appointments have opened:
Broward Health. You must have an appointment. Among the sites are Lockhart Park, 1350 NW 55th St., Fort Lauderdale, where seniors, paramedics, doctors, dentists and medical office staff can be vaccinated with an appointment.
Florida Department of Health in Broward is giving vaccines at drive-through clinics in county parks. You must have an appointment and bring a photo ID. The Health Department now has a phone number that healthcare workers and people 65 and older can call for appointments: 866-201-6313. If you are hearing-impaired, you can call 833-476-1526.
- Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek.
- Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142 Ave., Davie.
- Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise.
- Holiday Park, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale.
- Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill.
- Coral Square Mall, 9469 W Atlantic Blvd, Coral Springs.
Memorial Healthcare System is providing vaccines by appointment in Hollywood and Miramar. You can register online or call 954-276-4340 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current Memorial patients can schedule appointments on the MyChart portal.
Cleveland Clinic Florida will be scheduling vaccines as soon as supplies become available.
Holy Cross Health is administering vaccines only to health-care personnel and a limited number of patients, but will offer vaccines to the public later. Once vaccines are available, you can call 954-267-7600 for an appointment.
The City of Oakland Park is providing vaccines to people 65 and older who need transportation, can’t use the Internet or can’t access other programs. Call 954-630-4335 for an appointment. Pompano Beach, Hillsboro Beach and other cities are planning similar programs.
Vaccine clinics also are being organized at senior communities and houses of worship. CVS and Walgreens’ pharmacists are inoculating seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
As more vaccines become available, the shots will be available at more locations and to a larger group of Broward residents.
Which vaccines are being given?
So far, two vaccines have been approved for use in the United States, and both are being given in South Florida. Residents receive two doses of the same type of vaccine.
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart. Click on the link to learn more about how this vaccine works.
- Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart. Click on the link to learn more about how this vaccine works.
When can younger people get vaccinated?
There is no specific timetable for the vaccine to be given to younger people, including essential workers. As more doses of vaccine become available, and other vaccines are approved, more people will be eligible for shots, and the vaccine will be available at more locations, including pharmacies and doctors’ offices.
- Florida Health Department COVID portal
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine information
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