Broward Health announced it will start giving the COVID-19 vaccine to certain members of the public starting Wednesday - before later saying they are filled with appointments though February.
Patients must meet the following criteria:
- People ages 65 and older
- Office staff of Broward Health's credentialed physicians
- Emergency medical services personnel
- Non-credentialed community health care providers who do not have access to the vaccine, as well as their office staff
Vaccines are also available for all Broward Health employees and credentialed medical staff at Broward Health’s hospitals.
Eligible members of the community must call Broward Health's Nurse Connect line at 954-759-7500 to schedule an appointment.
"We are doing everything possible to increase capacity and fully restore service," officials said in a statement. "We apologize for any inconvenience as we try to meet the needs of our community."
Once you make an appointment, you will be told where to go to get the vaccine.
Credentialed medical staff members should call their regional medical staff office to schedule an appointment.
The Department of Health in Broward County announced Wednesday it would begin giving vaccinations to residents ages 65 and older starting Sunday. Residents can register for an appointment by clicking on this link, but are advised that appointments are limited at this time.
“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.” said Dr. Paula Thaqi, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.
Broward Health aims to vaccinate 15-20 people per hour, which will add up to around 150 people per day.
“This is monumental and reaches a milestone in this pandemic that we can offer the vaccine to our citizens who meet criteria," said Dr. Aldo Calvo, Medical Director of Ambulatory Services.
Cleveland Clinic announced they would also give vaccines to members of the public who meet certain criteria, including being ages 65 or older as well as first responders and those with high risk medical conditions. For more information on how to schedule an appointment, call 954-659-5950.
Jackson Health in Miami-Dade announced they would start giving the vaccine to members of the public ages 65 and older starting this week before releasing an online platform next week allowing residents to request an appointment.