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More than 26,000 vaccination appointments made for seniors in Broward County

Appointments filled in Broward, but health department urges people to continue checking appointment website

As of Sunday, nearly 256,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, and two Broward County parks are among the locations across the state that have been converted into vaccination sites for seniors.
As of Sunday, nearly 256,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, and two Broward County parks are among the locations across the state that have been converted into vaccination sites for seniors.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – As of Sunday, nearly 256,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, and two Broward County parks are among the locations across the state that have been converted into vaccination sites for seniors.

Those who are eligible to receive the vaccine can make an appointment online at browardcovidvaccine.com.

The Florida Health Department in Broward County announced Monday that is has provided 26,465 COVID-19 vaccination appointments to people 65 and older.

The department tweeted that all appointments have been filled at this time, but urge qualifying individuals to continue checking the website as more appointments will be added over the coming days and weeks.

One of the county’s vaccination sites, Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, was busy Monday morning, but Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright was told the vaccinations overall were going pretty smoothly.

Members of the National Guard were out at the location to facilitate the process.

There are currently eight white tents where drivers pull up to before rolling their windows down and getting the shot in their arm without ever having to leave their car.

The drive-through testing site is by appointment only and the only way to book an appointment is via browardcovidvaccine.com.

Those who receive the vaccine will receive an appointment card telling them when to come back for the second dose.

Click here to view all testing locations in Broward County.


About the Authors:

Madeleine Wright is a general assignment reporter for Local 10 News. She joined the team in March 2017.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.