Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, the city will officially open its first vaccine distribution site
By Sharon Aron Baron
Throughout the pandemic, the City of Coral Springs has worked closely with local and state agencies to plan for the mass distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, the city will officially open its first vaccine distribution site at the Coral Square Mall at 9469 W Atlantic Blvd on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. This will include an entry outside of mall unit 9223B.
The site will remain operational 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday until further notice, and by appointment only. In following the guidelines issued by the Governor’s Emergency Order, the distribution schedule for vaccinations at this site are available through FDOH by appointment only for citizens who are 65+, with government-issued identification.
“Our Department of Emergency Management planned for this type of scenario before the global COVID-19 pandemic,” said City Manager Frank Babinec. “Their preparation, and that of city staff, county and state partners, allowed for us to quickly open a point of distribution to begin vaccinating our most vulnerable citizens.”
According to the FDOH, 40,000 people are currently on the list awaiting vaccination appointments. FDOH staff are scheduling those appointments for the Coral Springs site and other points of distribution opening in the county.
Appointments will not be available through the FDOH portal for the Coral Springs site until they can work through their current backlog.
The Coral Springs site is a walk-in with Appointment Vaccination Site –not a drive-thru. Those who do not have an appointment and are not 65+ with government-issued ID will not be vaccinated at this location. Only persons who arrive for their confirmed scheduled vaccination time will be allowed entry into the site. Gathering at the site is prohibited.
Check the FDOH web portal at www.browardcovidvaccine.com regularly. Please sign up for text alerts from the city by texting the keyword CoralSprings (one word) to 888-777 for up-to-date information about site availability and additional site locations.
Appointments for the second dose of the vaccine will be provided to persons after their initial vaccination appointment. It will include the location and time you must return.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and commonly asked questions by visiting www.cdc.gov.
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