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Posted on: April 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Information Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations in Broward County

COVID Vaccine

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Site for those 16 and Over with an Appointment April 26th - May 5th

The City of Hollywood has partnered with Curative, a national health services company, is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at no cost from Monday, April 26th through Wednesday, May 5th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center at 2400 Charleston Street in Hollywood.
The vaccination Point of Distribution (POD) is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Trained Curative nurses will administer the vaccine to those with an appointment. This is a walk-up site, which means you will be required to park your vehicle and walk inside the community center to get vaccinated. 
- This is a Pfizer vaccination site 
- This site is open to those 16 and over from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 26th - Wednesday, May 5th.
- An appointment is required at this POD.
- Book an appointment: https://curative.com/sites/28088
- The Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose inoculation, with the second dose being administered within 21 days of the first dose. 
- Each recipient will be given a return date for the second dose at the time they receive the first dose.

TY Park is an Open COVID-19 Point of Distribution (POD) Vaccination Site for those 18 and Over

Florida Department of Health (FDOH), in partnership with Broward County, are currently operating a "open" POD at TY Park in Hollywood for those 18 and over. Additional important information regarding this site is as follows: 

  • The site is open to those 18 and over from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • No appointment required at this POD. 
  • TY Park will be closed for recreation on vaccination days. The park will be open for recreation on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Child care staff need to bring the Florida Health Consent Form, School ID and Florida driver’s license in order to be vaccinated.
  • FACT SHEET for Recipients and Caregivers.

Expansion of Vaccination Eligibility

Florida has many sites providing COVID-19 vaccine free to residents. Use the vaccine finder to find a site near you. Supplies are limited and appointments may be required. Vaccines are free at all locations. The following groups are now eligible:

  • Residents age 18+ are eligible to receive the vaccine
  • Persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician (form required)
  • Health care workers with direct patient contact
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff

No Appointment Required at Florida Department of Health - Broward Vaccination Sites

Until further notice, no appointment required at COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by Florida Department of Health in Broward County. Vaccination sites operated by DOH - Broward are as follows:

  • Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill. Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE) 
  • Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs. Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE) 
  • Lockhart Stadium, 1350 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE) 
  • Markham Park, 16001 W State Road 84, Sunrise. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE)
  • Pompano Beach Citi Center, 1955 N. Federal Highway, Pompano. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE) 
  • Quiet Waters Park, 401 S Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE)
  • Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE) 
  • T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE) 
  • Tradewinds Park, 3600 W Sample Rd., Coconut Creek. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE) 
  • Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Avenue, Davie. Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE) 

To check availability and schedule an appointment with local pharmacies and retail stores, please visit:

In-home Vaccinations for Homebound Residents

Complete this Survey for in-home vaccinations. If you need help completing the survey, please call 866-779-6121 or email: homeboundvaccine@em.myflorida.com

Hospital Vaccination Sites

In addition to the Department of Health initiatives, there are 173 hospitals in Florida administering vaccines to health care workers who have direct patient contact, health care workers who are out in the community and to persons age 65+ determined by hospital providers to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. There are 14 hospitals in Broward County, please click the links below to visit the individual facility's COVID-19 informational webpages:

  1. Broward Health Coral Springs
  2. Broward Health Imperial Point
  3. Broward Health Medical Center
  4. Broward Health North
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. Florida Medical Center
  7. Holy Cross
  8. Memorial Hospital Miramar
  9. Memorial Hospital Pembroke Pines
  10. Memorial Hospital South
  11. Memorial Regional Hospital
  12. Plantation General Hospital
  13. University Hospital
  14. Westside Regional Hospital

Once an individual has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, they will be given a scheduled time to return for their second dose. It is very important to return for the second dose on the day and time instructed to do so.

Testing Continues

The availability of the vaccine does not reduce the need for ongoing COVID-19 testing, which remains available for free at many locations throughout Broward County, including the Boulevard Heights Community Center in Hollywood. VIEW BROWARD COUNTY TEST COLLECTION SITES. And while initial data of the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine is encouraging, equally important is to continue to follow safety protocols: wear a mask, practice safe social distancing and wash your hands often.

FLORIDA RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

State of Florida Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees, M.D. issued a Florida Department of Health Public Health Advisory on January 21, 2021, prioritizing Florida residents for receiving the vaccine in the state of Florida. Prior to providing the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the provider will ensure the recipient is either a Florida resident or a health care provider working in the state who is providing direct patient care. Residency requirements are defined in Florida Statutes 381.986(5)(b) and do provide some accommodation of seasonal residents. Individuals who received a first dose before this Public Health Advisory was issued will receive the second dose.

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