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Update from Broward County COVID-19 JIC - March 15, 2021


An Update from the Broward County COVID-19 JIC – March 15, 2021

 

Broward JIC Snapshot #16: Vaccine Eligibility Expands to 60+; New Site Opens  

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

 

  • Expansion of Vaccination Eligibility: Per Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 21-62, effective Monday, March 15, the following are now eligible for vaccine.

--Residents age 60+

--Frontline health care workers

--Residents and staff of long-term care facilities

--Individuals deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as determined by a physician – form required

--Sworn law enforcement officers age 50+

--Firefighters age 50+

--All K-12 school employees age 50+ (including public, private and charter schools)

  • New Vaccination Site: On Wednesday, March 17, Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) will begin COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only at Citi Centre in Pompano Beach, located at 1955 N. Federal Highway at the corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway. The new vaccination site is a geographic complement to other vaccination sites, especially convenient for residents of northeast Broward County. To make an appointment, register online at myvaccine.fl.gov or call 866-201-6313 (TTY 833-476-1526). Eligible individuals will be contacted when an appointment is available for them.
  • Homebound Residents: May request a vaccination at their residence by sending an email to homeboundvaccine@em.myflorida.com 

 

COMING SOON…

 

A new public education campaign from Broward County and its partners to increase vaccine awareness and acceptance. In the meantime, get answers to all your questions about the vaccine and vaccine safety at this excellent website offered by the Ad Council, GetVaccineAnswers.org.

 

MIRAMAR SENIORS SPEAK OUT

 

Watch this video showing Miramar seniors talking about their experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

HOW TO GET VACCINATED

 

There are several ways for eligible residents to register for a vaccine.

 

  • Florida Department of Health – Register online at myvaccine.fl.gov or call 866-201-6313 (TTY 833-476-1526). Eligible individuals will be contacted when an appointment is available for them.
  • Schedule through a participating hospital.

 

       To check availability and schedule an appointment with local pharmacies and retail stores, please visit: 

 

While Walgreens is participating with vaccination sites elsewhere in Florida, there are currently no Walgreens stores in Broward County offering the vaccine. Visit Broward.org/Coronavirus (Vaccination Sites) often for updates.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

For DOH-Broward, visit FloridaHealth.gov; Call 866-779-6121 or eMail COVID-19@flhealth.gov

For Broward County, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus;  or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500

 

This update was prepared by Broward County ESF 14 – Public Information for the purpose of

keeping elected officials, municipal contacts and key stakeholders informed about collaborative activities

in our community to combat COVID-19. Questions, email publicinfo@Broward.org

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

DOH-Broward:                 Visit FloridaHealth.gov; Call 866-779-6121; eMail COVID-19@flhealth.gov

 

Broward County:             Visit Broward.org/Coronavirus;  Call COVID-19 Hotline 954-357-9500

 

This update was prepared by Broward County ESF 14 – Public Information for the purpose of

keeping elected officials, municipal contacts and key stakeholders informed about collaborative activities

in our community to combat COVID-19. Questions, email mstapleton@broward.org.

 

Broward.org/Coronavirus

 

 

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