Florida Opens First Vaccine Drive-Thrus

DAVIE, Fla. – Broward County senior citizens 65 years old and older who were lucky enough to score an appointment will be lining up starting Sunday to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as two drive-thru locations open.

Drive through sites opening Sunday, by appointment only, include:

> Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, closed Friday and Saturday.

> Vista View Park, Southwest 142nd Avenue, Davie. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, closed Friday and Saturday.

On Tuesday, drive-thru vaccinations will start at:

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> Markham Park, 160001 West State Road 84, Sunrise. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, closed Friday and Saturday.

People are being cautioned to not show up at the sites unless they have an appointment.

It has been a struggle for seniors to secure a spot despite tens of thousands more vaccines arriving in South Florida.

Sunday morning the Florida Department of Health in Broward County’s website to make an appointment was finally back up and running.

As of late Saturday night it was still offline with a message that read: “We sincerely apologize. This site has been taken down for maintenance in order to serve you better. Thank you … ”

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Click source below to read more. 

EARLIER:

Are you 65 or older? Here’s how to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine

WPLG Local10.com – Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Wednesday morning at the Kings Point active adult living community in Delray Beach to highlight how the state and counties throughout Florida will be prioritizing seniors to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

“The Palm Beach County Health Department will administer vaccines to 300 residents of Kings Point, all of whom are age 65 and older,” DeSantis said.

The governor said by next week, seniors 65 and up across the state will be able to receive the vaccine through their county health department, and some hospitals will also be administering the vaccine.

“Each county health department will be offering the vaccine in ways that best suit the needs of that particular community. So some county health departments will deploy teams to senior communities, like we see here in Palm Beach County,” he said.

To make an appointment in Palm Beach County, call 561-625-5180. Read more. 

 

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