CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For now, Florida is still prioritizing for Covid-19 vaccination: people 65 and older, healthcare workers with patient contact, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
However, as the state gets more doses, the next group of people to get vaccine priority will likely be, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis: people 55 and older and frontline workers, such as grocery store employees, teachers, and police officers.
So far, more than 2.5 million people in Florida have gotten their first dose, according to the Florida Department of Health. Of those, close to 1.2 million have received both shots.
Getting the vaccine
To sign up for a vaccine in Broward County, call: 866-201-6313.
In addition, the state has launched an online vaccine appointment registration system at: myvaccine.fl.gov. There, eligible residents can register for shots and will be notified when they are available.
There are vaccination sites across Broward County, including Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs.
Officials are requiring residents to pre-register and urging them not to show up at the sites.
Retail store vaccinations
Limited vaccination appointments are available at retail stores:
- Select Publix stores across Florida are offering shots by appointment only.
Check here to set up appointments: publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
Publix stores in Broward County aren’t offering appointments.
- Ten Walmart and Sam’s Clubs are offering appointments in Broward County.
Check on appointments for Walmart here: walmart.com/COVIDvaccine
Check on appointments for Sam’s Club here.
- Four federal mass vaccination sites are coming to Florida, including Miami-Dade Community College.
Officials estimate that the four centers will give up to 12,000 shots a day.
- Broward Health has a limited number of vaccine appointments. Register here.
- Cleveland Clinic Florida is providing vaccines to its “oldest and most vulnerable patients first.” Those eligible for vaccinations must be patients who have seen a Cleveland Clinic Florida medical provider in the past two years for outpatient or inpatient care. Learn more here.
- Memorial Healthcare System is offering vaccines but appointments for first doses are filled. Check here for updates.
Vulnerable population in Coral Springs
Coral Springs has opened a Covid-19 vaccination site for senior citizens.
The “pop up” site at Lions Park on Riverside Drive is serving only the area’s underserved residents -- those 65 and older without transportation and who have mobility issues or can’t get vaccine appointments due to language issues or other challenges, city officials have said.
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