Covid-19 Vaccine and Testing
Be a Vaccine Ambassador
If you’re one of the many, many Broward County residents who has already gotten their vaccine, you can be an ambassador for those that are vaccine hesitant. Share your experience with those who have not had the vaccine. If your family, friends and neighbors don’t have a personal health reason or physician’s recommendation NOT to take the vaccine, help educate them on the safety of the vaccine, and importance of achieving “herd immunity” so all our lives can return to normal. Here are some materials that may be helpful:
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Florida – floridahealthcovid19.gov
- How the Vaccines Work – Department of Health Illustrated Flyer
- How/Where to Get a Vaccination Appointment Be a Vaccine AmbassadorFEMA Announces Funeral Assistance Program Be a Vaccine AmbassadorFEMA Announces Funeral Assistance Program – GetVaccinated.Broward.org
- Frequently Asked Questions – GetVaccineAnswers.org
- Vaccine Product Information – CDC.gov/Vaccines
- Determination of Extreme Vulnerability – Department of Health Physician Form
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- For DOH-Broward, visit FloridaHealth.gov; call 866-779-6121 or eMail COVIDemail@example.com
- For Broward County, visit GetVaccinated.Broward.org; or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500
FEMA Announces Funeral Assistance Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. In response, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering a funeral assistance program to help eligible families with COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Applications for assistance will be accepted beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, through FEMA's Call Center. Call 844-684-6333 (TTY 800-462-7585), from 8AM to 8PM Central Time. Visit FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Program here FEMA Announces Funeral Assistance Program.
Press Release - Permanent Covid-19 Vaccine Site Opens at Vizcaya Park, Press Release - Spanish Version , Press Release - Creole Version
Municipalities are providing vaccination to vulnerable seniors at 8 municipal “pop-up” sites, including the following cities: Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Miramar, Oakland Park, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, and Wilton Manors. Additionally, Sunrise and Tamarac, Hollywood and Lighthouse Point have pop-ups operational vaccine sites.
Vaccination is being provided by hospital partners to eligible residents. Schedule through a participating hospital.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
To check availability and schedule an appointment with local pharmacies and retail stores, please visit:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For Broward County, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus; or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500.
TSA Now Requires Face Masks at Airports and Onboard Aircraft
Effective February 2, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires face masks for anyone traveling in a U.S. airport and onboard aircraft. Failure to comply with the new federal mandate, which runs through May 11, 2021, may result in removal from the airport, denial of re-entry, and civil penalties.
Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), is actively promoting this new federal face mask requirement throughout the airport, on its website, and through social media. Airport personnel will ask individuals not wearing a mask to put one on, and if they don't have one, a mask will be provided. If they refuse, per the TSA Security Directive, they will be escorted from the airport.
The new TSA mandate will complement FLL's ongoing FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better public confidence campaign launched in June 2020, which reminds everyone to wear face masks in the terminals and Rental Car Center.