Broward Health Offers Doses to High Risk Patients - NBC 6 South Florida

With limited supplies of coronavirus vaccines available across Florida, residents are understandably excited to see when they can wait in line for a dose.

One of the largest hospitals in South Florida will open its doors to patients looking for a vaccine that is much younger than state requirements – provided they meet certain requirements.

Here’s what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida and efforts to stop it.

Broward Health offers vaccines for those at high risk ages 18 and older

Broward Health announced Friday that it has opened COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those at risk ages 18 and older.

According to a spokesman for Broward Health, all appointments have been occupied since Friday afternoon. It’s unclear exactly when the healthcare system will open another series of appointments, but it will most likely be next week.

Patients aged 18 and over who meet one of the risk groups can only receive the vaccine by appointment.

FDA panel unanimously recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

A key advisory body to the Food and Drug Administration backed Johnson & Johnson’s emergency single-shot coronavirus vaccine on Friday.

The referral is a critical step in paving the way for a third preventive treatment to be distributed in the US next week.

The non-binding decision, passed 22-0 by the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products, comes because the Biden government is working to increase the supply of vaccine doses and get Americans vaccinated as soon as possible.

Slots for Publix sites with vaccines in Miami-Dade, Broward

The dates for the coveted COVID-19 vaccine at Publix locations in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties were given shortly after it opened on Friday.

Publix will begin delivering the COVID-19 vaccine at 136 pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties starting March 1. People aged 65 and over are entitled to a vaccine and can make an appointment at publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida. The seats in the online portal were quickly full after the opening on Friday.

The supermarket company announced that vaccination appointments will be available in all 730 pharmacies in the state. The online reservation system is usually open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. However, appointments may not be available with every scheduling option in every state.

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