Covid-19 Vaccine and Testing
Week 1 (February 22-25) and Week 2 (March 1-4) appointments are no longer available.
Please check back regularly as the calendar is continually updated as more vaccines become available.
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Broward JIC Snapshot #11: Vaccination Efforts Expand as Supply Increases
- Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) has provided 155,582 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to seniors age 65+ and frontline health care workers in partnership with Broward County, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), municipalities, municipal law enforcement and Fire Rescue/EMS.
- Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) continues to vaccinate seniors age 65+ at residential communities and houses of worship in underserved communities.
- In partnership with DOH-Broward, the municipalities of Coral Springs, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, Davie and Pompano Beach are operating “pop-up” vaccination sites for seniors, focused on individuals who are vulnerable and need assistance with transportation. Additional municipalities are preparing to implement this approach, contingent on vaccine supply.
- Broward County reached out to approximately 3,300 Paratransit customers to offer those age 65+ access to the vaccine. Approximately 360 individuals are being vaccinated through this program. The County is also conducting outreach to seniors in the Broward Municipal Services District (unincorporated areas).
- Hospitals are continuing vaccination programs with patients who are at high risk for COVID-19 due to other health conditions. Participating Hospitals
NOTE: The vaccination program in Broward is expanding as additional vaccine is received. Residents can rest assured that there will be a second dose of vaccine available to anyone who receives a first dose.
NEW ADVICE FROM THE CDC
In its latest guidelines, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) advises that double masking (wearing a cloth mask over a medical mask) can increase protection against the coronavirus. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky explains how. Watch the Video from CBS4 Miami.
The Vista View Park vaccination site has closed. Anyone previously scheduled to receive their second dose of vaccine at Vista View should go to Tree Tops Park in Davie instead. Take identification and your appointment card with you.
Help prevent lines at vaccination sites by showing up no more than 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment. Appointments are scheduled to control traffic and reduce wait times. The site will not run out of vaccine before every patient with a scheduled appointment time receives vaccine. If you get in line and your appointment is more than 30 minutes away, you may be asked to leave and return closer to your scheduled time.
HOW TO GET VACCINATED
Eligible individuals are residents age 65+ and frontline healthcare workers, who can register for vaccine appointments online at myvaccine.fl.gov. or by calling 866-201-6313 (TTY 833-476-1526). Eligible individuals who register will be contacted when an appointment is available for them.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For Broward County, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus; or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500.
Please review additional information regarding the Covid-19 Walk-up Testing at the Miramar Youth Enrichment Center.
- Test site hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or until site has reached maximum daily testing capacity
- Based on volume of patients which fluctuates daily, site closing time also fluctuates daily. We recommend patients arrive early.
- Miramar offers two types of covid-19 tests: PCR and Rapid/Antigen tests.
- Due to limited supplies and to ensure availability for all, patients may only get one test per day.
- PCR test (usually the test required for travel) results available within 72 hours.
- Rapid/Antigen test results available within approximately 90 minutes.
- Both tests are conducted using a nasal swab technique.
- Vehicular Traffic Waiting Line - depending on volume of patients, wait times vary up to 3 hours.
- Once vehicles are parked within test site parking lot, patients are to remain in their vehicle until instructed by Security staff to exit the vehicle, at which time they will be directed to registration line, followed by testing.
- Miramar site has had an ongoing issue with patients parking in the Publix shopping center parking lot to the East and then walking across the street to the walk-up pedestrian line to skip the car line.
- No COVID Test parking in Publix/Shopping Center parking lot/violators may be towed.