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March 9, 2020 12:06 PM

COVID-19 Update on New Vaccine

For additional information on COVID-19, visit www.dfb.city/covid19. If you have questions about COVID-19, you are encouraged to call the Broward County COVID-19 hotline at 954-357-9500. For social services, call 954-597-3620 or dial 211 for Broward County’s 24/7 helpline.

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Latest Update:

December 30, 2020 9:53 AM

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County announces the beginning of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for seniors ages 65 and over. Vaccinations will be available at no cost, by appointment only, beginning Sunday, January 3, 2021. Appointments for drive-thru vaccination sites can be made at https://browardcovidvaccine.com. Appointments are limited at this time. More appointments will be made available as vaccine supply increases and additional sites open.

“We are excited about the opportunity to begin vaccinating our senior population, who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, as we continue to work every day to protect our community during this pandemic.” says Dr. Paula Thaqi, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.

Individuals who receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will need to be in Broward County to receive the second dose of the same vaccine, 21 days later.

For more information visit http://broward.floridahealth.gov/ .

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December 29, 2020 6:01 PM

COVID-19 Vaccine Information!
Broward Health stands prepared to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines in adherence to FDA guidelines, starting Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

If you are a community medical provider/staff, a patient 65 years and older or EMS providers you can receive at no cost the Moderna vaccine at Broward Health by appointment only.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm. By appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please call 954.759.7500.

Due to extremely high call volumes Broward Health's phone system is experiencing interruptions in service and may be temporarily unavailable. They are working to correct the situation and encourage you to keep trying the scheduling department between 8:00am - 5:00pm at 954-759-7500. .

Please do not call the hospital main line or come to the hospital to try and make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination. They cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments in person at the hospitals.

December 14, 2020 4:01 PM

Information on New COVID-19 Vaccine

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is being coordinated by the State and local Department of Health in compliance with Florida's phased vaccination plan. Currently, the Department of Health is starting to vaccinate those at Assisted Living Facilities, Hospital Workers, and First Responders.

Based on the information available now, it is anticipated that the distribution of vaccines to other vulnerable populations will occur sometime after the new year, followed by distribution to the general public after that. Along with other media and news sources, the City will be communicating updates as they become available through its website and social media. However, the Deerfield Beach Center for Active Aging will be maintaining a list of individuals who are considered severely vulnerable to COVID-19 so that they can receive personal notification of the vaccine's availability.

To be added to the list, please call the Center of Active Aging at 954-480-4449, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

For a clickable link, check out this story in City News. Meantime, health officials want to remind the public that the virus has already killed more than 300-thousand Americans and continues to be a public health threat to everyone. Please be cautious. Continue to social distance, wear facial coverings, and keep up good hygiene. Together we will get through this.