Vaccination Providers

To find a Broward county vaccination location near you please visit the Broward County vaccination site.  

Appointments for Department of Health-Broward COVID-19 vaccination sites can be scheduled. Call (866) 201-6313 to request an appointment. For those requiring TTY access, the phone number is (833) 476-1526. 

When people call the appointment number, they will be asked through an automated system to enter information using their telephone keypad.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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

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. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine guidlines

Florida Vaccine Eligibility

On January 21, 2021, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory prioritizing Floridians for COVID-19 vaccinations given in Florida. This Advisory states that every vaccine provider in Florida should ensure the recipient of the vaccine is either:

1) a resident of the State of Florida able to demonstrate residency consistent with the criteria set forth in statute or
2) an individual present in Florida for the purpose of providing health care services involving direct contact with patients.

Based on the guidance, below is acceptable documentation.

The department shall determine whether an individual is a resident of this state for the purpose of registration of qualified patients and caregivers. To prove residency:

1. An adult resident must provide the department with a copy of his or her valid Florida driver license issued under s. 322.18 or a copy of a valid Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051.

2. An adult seasonal resident who cannot meet the requirements of subparagraph 1. may provide the department with a copy of two of the following that show proof of residential address:

a. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.

b. One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.

c. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.

d. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.

e. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.

f. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

g. Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department rule.

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.