Covid-19 Vaccine and Testing

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Week 1 (February 22-25) appointments are no longer available. 

Limited appointments are available for Week 2 (March 1-4). Please click on the link above.

If there are no appointments available, please check back regularly as the calendar is continually updated as more vaccines become available.  

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Broward JIC Snapshot #12: 

Vaccine Program Continues to Move Forward


KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) has provided 177,285 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to seniors age 65+ and frontline health care workers through February 17, in partnership with Broward County, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), municipalities, municipal law enforcement and Fire Rescue/EMS. 
  • Local officials have already been planning to expand vaccination efforts as soon as local supplies of vaccine increase. With the availability of more vaccine, there may be new vaccination initiatives. These initiatives will be shared as details are made available. 
  • NEW – FDEM recently concluded a first round of shots to 313 identified Holocaust survivors. 
  • NEW – The federal government announced a nationwide program to distribute vaccine in up to 2,600 pharmacies nationwide. Ten Walmarts in Broward County are providing COVID-19 Vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Visit Walmart online for more information.

ON-GOING EFFORTS

Florida counties are required to follow Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order regarding vaccine eligibility, which is still limited to age 65+, frontline healthcare workers, and residents of long term care facilities. In addition, hospitals can vaccinate those that they deem to be vulnerable to COVID-19. The following community efforts continue in Broward County, with the support of DOH-Broward and local partners. Programs may start and stop due to vaccine availability. 

  1. targeted programs at residential communities catering to older residents (FDEM) 
  2. vaccinations at local houses of worship in underserved communities (FDEM) 
  3. outreach to vulnerable seniors 65+ with transportation and/or technology challenges (County, Coral Springs, Davie, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Plantation and Broward Municipal Services District) 
  4. local hospital vaccination programs (generally require the resident to have been a patient of the hospital in the last 12 months) Participating Hospitals 

Note: Broward County has not been significantly impacted by the national delay in Moderna vaccine shipments due to recent bad weather.

MESSAGE TO SEASONAL RESIDENTS

While the vaccination program is a national effort, communities that use an appointment system to administer vaccine carefully plan for second dose needs based on the number of first doses administered. If you receive a first dose of vaccine outside of Broward County (e.g. New York), you should remain in or return to that same location for your second dose. This helps ensure all communities across the nation can administer the maximum number of first doses, while ensuring they have sufficient vaccine available for second doses.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Anyone scheduled to receive their second dose of vaccine at Vista View should go to Tree Tops Park in Davie instead. Take identification and your appointment card with you. 
  • Show up for your scheduled appointment ON TIME, but NOT MORE THEN 30 MINUTES EARLY. The site will not run out of vaccine before every patient with a scheduled appointment time receives vaccine. Showing up for your appointment hours ahead of schedule creates long lines and more waiting for everyone.

HOW TO GET VACCINATED 

Individuals can register for vaccine appointments online at myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 866-201-6313 (TTY 833-476-1526). Eligible individuals will be contacted when an appointment is available for them.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For Broward County, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus; or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500.

For DOH-Broward, visit FloridaHealth.gov; call 866-779-6121 or eMail COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

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TSA Now Requires Face Masks at Airports and Onboard Aircraft

Effective February 2, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires face masks for anyone traveling in a U.S. airport and onboard aircraft. Failure to comply with the new federal mandate, which runs through May 11, 2021, may result in removal from the airport, denial of re-entry, and civil penalties.

Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), is actively promoting this new federal face mask requirement throughout the airport, on its website, and through social media. Airport personnel will ask individuals not wearing a mask to put one on, and if they don't have one, a mask will be provided. If they refuse, per the TSA Security Directive, they will be escorted from the airport. 

The new TSA mandate will complement FLL's ongoing FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better public confidence campaign launched in June 2020, which reminds everyone to wear face masks in the terminals and Rental Car Center.

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Please review additional information regarding the Covid-19 Walk-up Testing at the Miramar Youth Enrichment Center.


  • Test site hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or until site has reached maximum daily testing capacity
  • Based on volume of patients which fluctuates daily, site closing time also fluctuates daily.  We recommend patients arrive early.
  • Miramar offers two types of covid-19 tests: PCR and Rapid/Antigen tests.
  • Due to limited supplies and to ensure availability for all, patients may only get one test per day.
  • PCR test (usually the test required for travel) results available within 72 hours.
  • Rapid/Antigen test results available within approximately 90 minutes.
  • Both tests are conducted using a nasal swab technique.
  • Vehicular Traffic Waiting Line - depending on volume of patients, wait times vary up to 3 hours. 
  • Once vehicles are parked within test site parking lot, patients are to remain in their vehicle until instructed by Security staff to exit the vehicle, at which time they will be directed to registration line, followed by testing. 
  • Miramar site has had an ongoing issue with patients parking in the Publix shopping center parking lot to the East and then walking across the street to the walk-up pedestrian line to skip the car line.  
  • No COVID Test parking in Publix/Shopping Center parking lot/violators may be towed.

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Coronavirus Vaccine at Publix Pharmacy

Visit publix.com/covid-vaccine for more information.

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