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An Update from the Broward County COVID-19 JIC - January 4, 2021


An Update from the Broward County COVID-19 JIC – January 4, 2021

Broward JIC Snapshot #2: Five New Vaccination Sites Open This Week

 

  1. Two vaccination sites for seniors age 65+ opened at County parks Sunday morning: Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek and Vista View Park in Davie. A third site will open at Markham Park & Target Range in Sunrise on Tuesday, and a fourth on Friday at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill. Up to 500 new seniors per day, per site, can be vaccinated at these sites, which are run by Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward). The number of vaccination sites will expand as vaccine supply increases. Vaccination Site Locations 
  2. A fifth site, the former Holiday Park/War Memorial test collection site in Fort Lauderdale is temporarily closed and will reopen as a vaccination site on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
  3. An appointment is required for all vaccination sites. Thus far, DOH-Broward has provided 26,465 vaccination appointments to individuals age 65+. All DOH-Broward appointments available are filled at this time. The appointment registration website, BrowardCOVIDVaccine.com, will resume operations as soon as more appointment times are available. Appointments can only be made online.
  4. Once individuals receive their first dose of vaccine, they are given a scheduled time to return for their second dose. It is very important to return for the second dose at the time instructed to do so.
  5. The initial availability of vaccine does not reduce the need for ongoing testing, which is available for free at 12 locations in Broward County.  Test Collection Site Locations

 

THIS WEEK IN BROWARD

 

  • Beginning January 5, patients and staff at Broward’s skilled nursing facilities who received Round 1 vaccine will begin to receive Round 2, and first dose vaccinations will be given to those who did not already get vaccinated.
  • Also beginning January 5, residents age 65+ at three of Broward’s largest “55+” communities are receiving first round doses of the vaccine – up to 500 residents per site, per day are expected to receive vaccines at Wyndmoore in Coconut Creek, Kings Point in Tamarac and Century Village in Deerfield Beach. This is a state-run Department of Emergency Management initiative.
  • Memorial Healthcare System started its second dose distribution Saturday to its healthcare workforce and medical staff, and is distributing vaccine to the five hospitals they collaborate with, including Broward Health, Holy Cross, Florida Medical Center, Westside Regional, and Cleveland Clinic.

HOSPITAL RESPONSE

 

In addition to Department of Health initiatives, there are 173 hospitals in Florida administering vaccine to health care workers with direct patient contact, including health care workers in their communities, as well as persons age 65+ determined by hospital providers to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. According to the state list, this includes at least nine hospitals in Broward. Check back for updates.

 

  1. Broward Health Coral Springs
  2. Broward Health Imperial Point
  3. Broward Health Medical Center
  4. Broward Health North
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. Florida Medical Center
  7. Holy Cross
  8. Memorial Hospital Miramar
  9. Memorial Hospital Pembroke Pines
  10. Memorial Hospital South
  11. Memorial Regional Hospital
  12. Plantation General Hospital
  13. University Hospital
  14. Westside Regional Hospital

The above links take you to COVID-19 information from these facilities.

 

 IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 

Residents awaiting the vaccine are reminded that the most effective safety measures they can take against COVID-19 continue to be washing hands thoroughly and frequently, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distance.

In the meantime, the hospital community reminds residents that hospitals are open, safe and ready to care for you. Please do not delay getting necessary medical care due to the pandemic.

RESOURCES

  • Daily COVID-19 Update – dashboard of key indicators including number of cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, deaths and number of business violations
  • State of Florida’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan – submitted to the CDC
  • Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-315 – limits vaccines to long-term care facility residents and staff, persons age 65+, health care personnel with direct patient contact, and persons deemed by hospital providers to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19
  • Two types of vaccine are currently being distributed in Broward County: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in persons 16 years of age and older; and the Moderna vaccine for use in persons 18 years of age and older.  

 

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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