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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, dial 211 for Broward County’s 24/7 helpline.

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March 2, 2021 2:01 PM

DFB COVID-19 Vaccination Update
(To get clickable links and video attached to this update visit dfb.city and click City News)

The City of Deerfield Beach is pleased to share several important updates about the vaccination effort statewide and in Deerfield Beach.

Monday, March 1, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those considered extremely vulnerable to the virus. Under Executive Order 21-46 persons deemed by a physician to have high-risk medical conditions will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The following populations were also included in the amended state order.

Long-term care facility residents and staff
Persons 65 years of age and older
Health care personnel with direct patient contact
K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
Firefighters 50 years of age and older

Secondly, the City is actively working with the Department of Health to secure a COVID-19 vaccination pop-up site in our community. As more information becomes available about that we will bring it to you via this City News email blast, social media, and the city website www.dfb.city.

Vaccinations in DFB

The City has been assisting the community with vaccines since they became available in late January. The Center for Active Aging has been accepting the names, contact information, and other pertinent information for seniors 65+ and older along with individuals under the age of 65. Staff has conducted outreach and solicited residents at our local government housing facilities, our “disaster at risk” residents, and our vulnerable population. This list includes over 500 individuals who have been assisted with:

Vaccination questions
Assistance with how to schedule appointments and various vaccination locations
Transportation to Broward Health for vaccine appointments, as needed.

If you are a caregiver who resides in Deerfield Beach or if you have a loved one who lives in the City and needs vaccination assistance, please contact The Center for Active Aging at 954-480-4450.

While Broward Health North (BHN) has a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments, the City has partnered with BHN (in Deerfield Beach) to request vaccine appointments for over 350 residents.

Century Village was one of the first vaccination sites in Deerfield Beach, and we are so excited to announce a total of 4,050 first and second-round shots were administered. Officials began to administer the Phizer vaccine on January 5th and ended second-round shots on February 2, 2021. Vaccinations have also been provided to all Nursing Facilities/Homes and Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) in the City.

In total, 55-percent of the 65+ population in Broward County have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.

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January 21, 2021 1:15 PM

Broward Now Included in State COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling System

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) is now included in the new State COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling system. Appointments for DOH-Broward COVID-19 vaccination sites can be scheduled using the system starting immediately. Seniors ages 65 and older, and frontline healthcare workers, can call (866) 201-6313 to request an appointment. For those requiring TTY access, the phone number is (833) 476-1526.

When people call the appointment number, they will be asked through an automated system to enter information using their telephone keypad. Live agents will call people back to make appointments until all current appointments are filled. People who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at DOH-Broward sites through this new appointment system will be asked to schedule their second dose through this new system.

People who received their first dose of vaccine at a DOH-Broward site without making an appointment in this new appointment system do not need to make an appointment for their second dose. They should return to the same site on the date written on their vaccination card at the same time as they arrived for their first dose. Other than these individuals receiving their second dose, no one will be served without an appointment.

“So far, of the 100,090 doses of COVID-19 vaccine provided in Broward County, 53,295 have been provided at DOH-Broward managed sites in partnership with Broward County, municipalities, BSO, and municipal law enforcement and EMS/Fire Rescue. We are looking forward to continuing to serve and protect our seniors and frontline healthcare workers via the new State appointment scheduling system,” said Dr. Paula Thaqi, Director of DOH-Broward.

For information about DOH-Broward, go to http://broward.floridahealth.gov.

CONTACT:

Broward: Renee Podolsky, Community Health Director

Renee.Podolsky@FLHealth.gov

(954) 598-3195

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/ .