Miami Beach, Florida. (WSVN)-Broward Health is providing more patients with specific medical conditions with the right to use the COVID-19 vaccine.
Officials with the public hospital system announced on Friday that they will expand the vaccination standards to include people 18 years of age or younger who belong to the “increased risk group.”
Patients with the following diseases can make an appointment:
- Asthma (moderate to severe)
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Down syndrome
- Heart disease, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy
- High blood pressure or high blood pressure
- Blood or bone marrow transplantation, immunodeficiency, HIV, the use of corticosteroids or the use of weakening drugs or solid organ transplantation caused immunocompromised state
- Liver disease
- Nervous system diseases, such as dementia
- Overweight or obese (body mass index greater than 25)
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Sickle cell anemia
- Type 1
- Type 2 diabetes
Another indication is that the vaccine will be fully rolled out in South Florida, and all Publix pharmacies (nearly 140 locations) in Miami-Dade and Broward counties (nearly 140 locations) will start offering the vaccine by appointment only on Monday.
Registration for Publix appointments started on Friday morning and was completed within two hours.
A spokesperson for the supermarket chain said that they will schedule appointments at 7 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday according to the availability of vaccines.
Grocery stores are increasingly offering vaccines in South Florida pharmacies.
All Navarro Discount Pharmacies and CVS stories in Miami-Dade are currently providing footage for seniors.
As part of an ongoing federal program, starting from Wednesday, the North Campus of Miami-Dade College will become a mass vaccination site that can administer thousands of doses per day.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that time is getting tighter and more people can get into the gun.
She said: “In the past few weeks, since the beginning of January, the number of cases and hospitalizations in the United States has been declining, and the number of deaths in the past week has been declining, but the latest data suggests that this decline may stagnate,” she says. It may stabilize with a high number. We at CDC think this is a very worrying trajectory change. “
The Broward Health COVID-19 vaccine appointment request was made on Friday afternoon, but it has since been filled out and is currently suspended. Officials encourage people to check back regularly for the latest news.
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Anyone who has questions or concerns about the coronavirus can call the 24-hour hotline of the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121.
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