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 with an appointment. Additional important information regarding this site is as follows:
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:
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) can be scheduled using the State appointment telephone system by calling 866-201-6313 (TTY: 833-476-1526). When calling for an appointment, you will be asked via an automated system to enter information using your telephone keypad. Live agents will then call you back to schedule an appointment once appointments become available. Homebound Residents may request a vaccination at their residence by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: People who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at DOH-Broward sites through the telephone appointment system will be called by the Call Center about 14 days after their first dose to schedule a second dose appointment.
To check availability and schedule an appointment with local pharmacies and retail stores, please visit:
While Walgreens is participating with vaccination sites elsewhere in Florida, there are currently no Walgreens stores in Broward County offering the vaccine. Visit Broward.org/Coronavirus (Vaccination Sites) often for updates.
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:
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.
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.
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.