PARKLAND, FL- With the start of the 2019/2020 school year approaching, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Planare announcing the launch of Vaccinate Broward, a collaboration to ensure that children in Broward County are fully vaccinated. TheVaccinate Broward initiative will educate the public about disease prevention through vaccination, dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations, and provide free vaccinations to Broward County children and young adults. There will be a county wide event being held at select Broward Health and Memorial Primary Care locations for FREE VACCINATIONS on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free vaccinations will be available for 4- to 20-year-old children and young adults, including those attending college in the fall. Vaccines to be offered include:
- DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- IPV: Inactivated Poliovirus
- MMR: Measles-Mumps-Rubella
- Varicella: Chickenpox
- HPV: Human Papillomavirus Infection
- Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Meningococcal: Meningitis
Free vaccinations will be available at:
- Broward Health:
- Broward Health Weston | 2300 N. Commerce Pkwy., Weston, FL 33326
- Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Office Building| 3100 Coral Hills Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065
- Lauderdale Lakes Health Center | 3716 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
- Pompano Pediatric Center | 601 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
- Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital | 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
- Memorial Primary Care:
- Memorial Primary Care - Dania Beach | 140-A S. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004
- Memorial Primary Care - Hallandale Beach | 1750 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
- Memorial Primary Care - Hollywood | 4105 Pembroke Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021
- Memorial Primary Care - Pembroke Pines | 2217 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
- Memorial Primary Care - West Miramar | 10910 Pembroke Rd., Miramar, FL 33025
To expedite the check-in process, parents and guardians are encouraged to register their child at VaccinateBroward.com. To receive necessary vaccines, a parent or guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18 and bring the child’s immunization records and a valid form of identification. Additional details can be found on the Vaccinate Broward website.
“Childhood immunizations are important to protect children, young adults and our entire community from preventable diseases,” said Gino Santorio, President/CEO of Broward Health. “Broward Health is proud to partner with Memorial Healthcare System and Community Care Plan to ensure our community is educated on the benefits of vaccination and provided with greater access to care.”
“Some diseases may spread quickly and easily from person to person, and immunizations are a way to protect ourselves and the community,” added Aurelio Fernandez III, President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System. “We are pleased to collaborate in a program that will provide valuable information and benefit the overall health of our community.”
Vaccinations are one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be serious, may require hospitalization, and can be deadly – particularly in young children. It is important that parents ensure their children are up to date on their vaccinations, particularly before the new school year begins.
“Community Care Plan is delighted to participate in such a collaborative effort with Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System and continue to educate the public about the importance of vaccines,” said Jessica Lerner, President & CEO of Community Care Plan.
Additional information about Vaccinate Broward can be found at VaccinateBroward.com.