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.
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 staffPersons 65 years of age and olderHealth care personnel with direct patient contactK-12 school employees 50 years of age and olderSworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and olderFirefighters 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 DFBThe 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 locationsTransportation 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.To see all of the information, including information links and video click link below.