Please do not call the hospital to try and make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination. We cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments in person at the hospitals. PLEASE NOTE: Vaccinations will take place at a separate community site, not at the hospitals.

Thank you for your interest in COVID-19 vaccinations. Broward Health received more than 50,000 appointment requests, and our schedulers are working as quickly as possible to respond to inquiries. We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you..

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Broward Health stands prepared to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines in adherence to FDA guidelines. 

If you are a community medical provider/staff, a patient 65 years and older or EMS provider, you can receive at no cost the COVID-19 vaccine at Broward Health by appointment only.  

COVID-19 vaccine appointment requests are currently suspended. Please continue to check back periodically for updates.

Please review the intake and consent for administration form that you will be asked to complete.  

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please review these FAQs.

Please review the below frequently asked questions with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For additional resources, please visit the CDC’s COVID vaccine page or download their FAQs.

Of all the ever-changing topics in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, none has been more closely followed than the development of a vaccine. Vaccines are crucial to fighting deadly infectious diseases. When the vaccine becomes available to you, we strongly encourage you receive it. Vaccine availability is a fast-evolving situation, and details of the complex vaccination program are still being worked out. As always, Broward Health will share as much information as we can, as quickly as we can.

For inquiries seeking COVID vaccination information, you may contact the COVID call center 1-866-779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Additional Vaccination Providers

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is also providing COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors age 65 and over, at the following Broward County vaccination sites

Vaccinations will be available at no cost, by appointment only. Appointments are required and can be made at BrowardCovidVaccine.com. Due to an extremely large number of visitors to the site, the web page to schedule your appointment may not be immediately available. Please keep trying the link.

FAQs

Right now, CDC recommends offering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities.

Because the current supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is limited, CDC recommends that initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine be offered to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. Learn more about who should be vaccinated first when vaccine supplies are limited.

There is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, but supply will increase in the weeks and months to come. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are available. Once the vaccine is widely available, the plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

You need 2 doses of the currently available COVID-19 vaccine. A second shot 3 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease.

After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like the flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what side effects to expect and get helpful tips on how to reduce pain and discomfort after your vaccination.

The first COVID-19 vaccine is being used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many other vaccines are still being developed and tested.

Learn more about FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization and can watch a video on what an EUA is.

If more COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved by FDA, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will quickly hold public meetings to review all available data about each vaccine and make recommendations for their use in the United States. Learn more about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. 

All ACIP-recommended vaccines will be included in the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program. CDC continues to work at all levels with partners, including healthcare associations, on a flexible COVID-19 vaccination program that can accommodate different vaccines and adapt to different scenarios. State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments have developed distribution plans to make sure all recommended vaccines are available to their communities.

 

COVID-19 vaccines are one of many important tools to help us stop this pandemic. It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

For more COVID safety information, please visit BrowardHealth.org/BeingHealthy.