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Broward JIC Snapshot #25: Vaccine-Hesitant Hold Key to Return to Life as Normal
Broward County has made tremendous strides vaccinating residents against COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) and Broward County Emergency Management Division extend a huge “THANK YOU” to our federal, state, municipal and community organization partners for helping our community travel this far in our quest to end the pandemic. However the race to the finish line is far from over. It is no time for residents to let down their guard on protective measures, including the most important protective measure of all: getting the vaccine.
As the availability of vaccine has increased, most communities across the nation are beginning to shift their focus from mass vaccination sites, which are provided to assist a large number of residents who are eager to receive the vaccine, to targeted outreach to members of the community who are vaccine-hesitant. Reasons for vaccine hesitancy are as varied as the diversity of our nation’s communities and may include:
Here’s a recap of recent location changes in test collection and vaccination site locations:
For a full list of vaccination sites, visit GetVaccinated.Broward.org. Remember appointments are no longer required at vaccination sites operated by DOH-Broward.
PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN RESOURCES
A variety of public education campaign materials is available for use by our federal, state, municipal and local community organization partners. Please click here for downloadable materials for the “Want Life to Return to Normal? Get Vaccinated!” campaign, and click here for information on the Health Foundation of South Florida’s “I Did It” campaign.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For DOH-Broward, visit FloridaHealth.gov; call 866-779-6121 or eMail COVIDemail@example.com. For Broward County, visit GetVaccinated.Broward.org.
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.