Medically At-Risk People Can Now Get The COVID-19 Vaccine In Broward County

By Ryan Yousefi

Just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state would lower the age of eligibility to 60 and older, effective Monday, March 15, it’s been announced that medically at-risk Floridians will soon have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Floridians who have a medical condition that makes them extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 can now schedule a vaccination at multiple sites in Broward County as of today.

These include Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs, Markham Park in Sunrise, Tree Tops Park in Davie, Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, and Central Regional Park in Lauderhill, and Broward College’s Coconut Creek campus.

Anyone 16 and older with an at-risk condition can register for an appointment online at myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 866-201-6313. For TTY, the number is 844-252-2003.

Barbara Sharief

COVID-19 Data

Data released by the Florida Department of Health on March 9 report there were 111,777 COVID-19 tests conducted. Out of those, 7,686 came back positive. Of the positive test results, 4,895 found out they had tested positive for the first time.

Tamarac has reported 5,346 total positive COVID-19 cases — an increase of 27 positive cases since March 8.  

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,957,856 positive cases to date. The average age to contract the virus in Broward County on March 9 was 37-years-old, a few years younger than usual. For months, the average Floridian to test positive has hovered between 39 and 42-years-old. 

Since the pandemic began, 81,564 Floridians have been hospitalized due to complications of COVID-19, and 31,948  have died. Of the total deaths, 2,512 were from Broward County. 

Vaccinations

As of March 9, 5,623,970 or 17.76 percent of Floridians have received at least one vaccination dose.

Florida has fully vaccinated 9.54-percent of its population. Broward County has a population of  1.9 million residents as of 2019, and 495,799 doses of the vaccine have been administered, with 177,833 people now fully vaccinated. 

Broward County Total Cases

Fort Lauderdale 42,717

Hollywood 38,150

Pompano Beach 19,192

Miramar 13,013

Coral Springs 11,396

Davie 8,677

Sunrise 7,814

Plantation 6,802

Weston 6,205

Deerfield Beach  5,789

Tamarac  5,346

Coconut Creek 4,874

Margate 4,789

Hallandale 3,745

Pembroke Pines 3,753

North Lauderdale  3,298

Oakland Park 2,674

Cooper City  2,672

Parkland 2,252

Dania 1,381

Lauderhill 986

Wilton Manors 952

Lauderdale Lakes 855

Southwest Ranches  674

State of Florida

Miami, Dade 241,673
Orlando, Orange 85,274
Jacksonville, Duval 83,271
Tampa, Hillsborough 66,269
Hialeah, Dade 59,059
Fort Lauderdale, Broward 42,717
Hollywood, Broward 38,150
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach 29,896
Kissimmee, Osceola 28,633
Tallahassee, Leon 27,762
Pensacola, Escambia 25,536
Homestead, Dade 25,348
Naples, Collier 25,201
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas 24,422
Fort Myers, Lee 22,431
Bradenton, Manatee 20,985
Ocala, Marion 20,698
Boca Raton, Palm Beach 20,578
Lakeland, Polk 20,228
Pompano Beach, Broward 19,192
Gainesville, Alachua 17,843
Sarasota, Sarasota 16,295
Port Saint Lucie, St. Lucie 14,940
Lake Worth, Palm Beach 14,838
Cape Coral, Lee 14,553
Clearwater, Pinellas 13,111
Miami Beach, Dade 13,060
Miramar, Broward 13,013
Boynton Beach, Palm Beach 11,802
Panama City, Bay 11,682
Doral, Dade 11,514
Coral Springs, Broward 11,396
Miami Gardens, Dade 11,085
Saint Augustine, St. Johns 10,810
Melbourne, Brevard 9,990
Winter Haven, Polk 9,773
Delray Beach, Palm Beach 9,211
Lehigh Acres, Lee 8,991
Davie, Broward 8,677
Riverview, Hillsborough 8,610
Vero Beach, Indian River 8,577
Milton, Santa Rosa 8,290
Palm Bay, Brevard 7,963
New Port Richey, Pasco 7,849
Sunrise, Broward 7,814
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie 7,555
Coral Gables, Dade 7,352
Saint Cloud, Osceola 7,350
Largo, Pinellas 7,293
Daytona Beach, Volusia 7,103
Apopka, Orange 7,102
Lake City, Columbia 7,007
Spring Hill, Hernando 6,930
Orange Park, Clay 6,887
Plantation, Broward 6,802
North Miami Beach, Dade 6,701
Clermont, Lake 6,626
Davenport, Polk 6,570
Brandon, Hillsborough 6,465
Jupiter, Palm Beach 6,281
Weston, Broward 6,205
Sanford, Seminole 6,176
Plant City, Hillsborough 6,159
Deltona, Volusia 6,085
Deerfield Beach, Broward 5,789
Winter Garden, Orange 5,684
Tamarac, Broward 5,346
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa 5,332
Port Charlotte, Charlotte 5,268
Palm Coast, Flagler 5,136
Crestview, Okaloosa 5,091
Stuart, Martin 5,046
Wesley Chapel, Pasco 4,966
Coconut Creek, Broward 4,874
Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach 4,830
Margate, Broward 4,789
Land O Lakes, Pasco 4,785
Winter Park, Orange 4,705
Deland, Volusia 4,691
Palmetto, Manatee 4,686
Palm Harbor, Pinellas 4,659
Wellington, Palm Beach 4,595
Oviedo, Seminole 4,561
Miami Lakes, Dade 4,372
Opa Locka, Dade 4,285
Altamonte Springs, Seminole 4,251
Lutz, Hillsborough 4,146
Middleburg, Clay 4,129
Port Orange, Volusia 4,099
Haines City, Polk 4,079
Brooksville, Hernando 4,053
Valrico, Hillsborough 3,987
Live Oak, Suwannee 3,986
Venice, Sarasota 3,976
North Port, Sarasota 3,973
The Villages, Sumter 3,924
Sebring, Highlands 3,909
Ocoee, Orange 3,907
Hallandale, Broward 3,900
Punta Gorda, Charlotte 3,895
Leesburg, Lake 3,894
Pembroke Pines, Broward 3,806
Arcadia, Desoto 3,778
Saint Johns, St. Johns 3,760
Bonita Springs, Lee 3,648
Seminole, Pinellas 3,644
Ormond Beach, Volusia 3,611
Zephyrhills, Pasco 3,595
Navarre, Santa Rosa 3,576
Okeechobee, Okeechobee 3,555
Windermere, Orange 3,370
Pinellas Park, Pinellas 3,366
Immokalee, Collier 3,334
Longwood, Seminole 3,311
North Lauderdale, Broward 3,298
North Miami, Dade 3,279
Ruskin, Hillsborough 3,241
Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa 3,233
Cocoa, Brevard 3,203
Niceville, Okaloosa 3,181
Cantonment, Escambia 3,088
Panama City Beach, Bay 2,990
Jacksonville Beach, Duval 2,941
Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach 2,922
Quincy, Gadsden 2,917
Key West, Monroe 2,909
Crawfordville, Wakulla 2,858
Casselberry, Seminole 2,857
Hudson, Pasco 2,782
Port Richey, Pasco 2,773
Dade City, Pasco 2,766
Cutler Ridge, Dade 2,754
Palatka, Putnam 2,738
Titusville, Brevard 2,736
Bartow, Polk 2,730
Fernandina Beach, Nassau 2,690
North Fort Myers, Lee 2,678
Oakland Park, Broward 2,674
Green Cove Springs, Clay 2,640
Lake Mary, Seminole 2,587
Winter Springs, Seminole 2,587
Kissimmee, Polk 2,568
Auburndale, Polk 2,545
Aventura, Dade 2,541
Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns 2,526
Perry, Taylor 2,497
Lake Wales, Polk 2,493
Merritt Island, Brevard 2,485
Lynn Haven, Bay 2,433
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia 2,430
Tarpon Springs, Pinellas 2,416
Marianna, Jackson 2,365
Inverness, Citrus 2,346
Belle Glade, Palm Beach 2,317
Clewiston, Hendry 2,275
Parkland, Broward 2,252
Fleming Island, Clay 2,246
Eustis, Lake 2,228
Santa Rosa Beach, Walton 2,219
Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach 2,202
Cooper City, Broward 2,194
Wimauma, Hillsborough 2,190
Dunedin, Pinellas 2,173
Estero, Lee 2,156
Loxahatchee, Palm Beach 2,144
Holiday, Pasco 2,089
Defuniak Springs, Walton 2,047
Chipley, Washington 2,035
Sarasota, Manatee 1,988
Rockledge, Brevard 1,984
Key Biscayne, Dade 1,979
Parrish, Manatee 1,963
Destin, Okaloosa 1,952
Starke, Bradford 1,932
Labelle, Hendry 1,924
Mount Dora, Lake 1,910
Palm City, Martin 1,904

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Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.

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