DAVIE, Fla. – Broward County senior citizens 65 years old and older who are lucky enough to score an appointment can now get a COVID-19 vaccination at a growing number of locations provided by the Florida Department of Health in Broward, as well as at some hospitals and senior living communities.
Public sites open now, by appointment only, include:
>Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek
>Vista View Park, Southwest 142nd Avenue, Davie
>Markham Park, 160001 West State Road 84, Sunrise
>Holiday Park, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale
>Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
>Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
>Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs (not a drive-thru site)
>Inter Miami CF Stadium, 1350 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale (run by Broward Health)
*NOTE: Holiday Park is closing its vaccination operation after Jan. 23.
After struggling with an online sign-up system, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County is now having people eligible for COVID-19 shots sign up over the phone through the state’s appointment scheduling system.
Seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers can call 866-201-6313 to request an appointment.
For those requiring TTY access, the number is 833-476-1526.
People are reminded to not show up at any of these sites unless they have an appointment. Those without an appointment have been turned away.
For more information on the new phone sign-up system, click here.
For information about appointments for second shots, click here.
City of Lauderhill:
Lauderhill will open a drive-thru vaccination site on Feb. 1 at John Mullin Park (2000 NW 55 Ave.). It is by appointment only for Lauderhill residents age 65 and older. Appointments can be scheduled online now at lauderhill-fl.gov/covid19. Go to the “vaccine” tab on that page for more information. If you do not have computer access or have a question, you may call 954-730-3008, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccination site will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but you will only be admitted if you have an appointment.
Hospitals and senior communities
Broward Health announced began vaccinating about 500 eligible patients a day at Inter Miami CF Stadium on Jan. 12.
You must pre-register at BrowardHealth.org. No walk-ups will be accepted. Vaccines at the stadium will be available Monday through Friday.
Separately, Broward Health has already been offering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers and to seniors 65 and older, however they quickly reached capacity for vaccinations through February and are not currently taking any more appointments.
The health system hopes to resume scheduling new appointments in the coming weeks.
For more information about pre-screening and to register and make an appointment once available, call Broward Health’s Nurse Connect line at 954-759-7500.
There are two options to register for appointments: visit https://mychart.mhs.net. Programmed in your chart is a section titled “appointments” to make an appointment. Choose a date, time and location that is convenient for you.
Those who are meet the criteria to make an appointment may also call the health system’s Centralized Scheduling by dialing 954-276-4340 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call center is closed on weekends. Be advised that callers may experience longer than normal wait times.
The Cleveland Clinic Florida region is also scheduling appointments for seniors 65 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Other individuals who also qualify to receive the vaccine at Cleveland Clinic include:
- Cleveland Clinic patients with certain high-risk medical conditions at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This includes patients with obesity, cancer, COPD, chronic kidney disease, immunocompromised state, heart conditions, sickle cell disease, pregnancy and Type 2 diabetes
- Hospitalized patients who meet criteria and are being discharged from the hospital
- Community health care providers and first responders.
Vaccinations will be by appointment only. To make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic locations in Broward, Palm Beach and Indian River counties, call 954-659-5950.
The following senior condominium communities were offering the vaccine to their residents only.
- Century Village in Pembroke Pines
- Sunrise Lakes
- Oakland Park
- Century Village in Deerfield Beach (completed)
- Kings Point in Tamarac (completed)
- Wynmoor Village in Coconut Creek (completed)
For full information about the second, “booster” shot you need after the first vaccination, click here.
In a call with mayors across the county held Jan. 14, Broward County Mayor Steve Geller said “I believe there will be a very substantial expansion in the coming weeks,” in reference to vaccinations sites.
Hollywood is likely to get a site to make it easier for residents who now have to travel long distances to other sites.
Geller said the county is negotiating with the state health department about using leftover CARES Act funds to increase vaccination capacity.
The mayor had previously said he believed Broward could vaccinate all its seniors who wish to receive the shot within 6-8 weeks, and he believes the county remains on that timeline as long as sufficient doses from the state continue to arrive.
This summer is when the rest of the general population should expect to be able to be vaccinated, Geller said.
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