Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan announce Vaccinate Broward Initiative

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Free Vaccinations for Children and Young Adults will be offered on Saturday, August 3, at select Broward Health and Memorial Primary Care locations in Broward County

      SUNRISE, FL – With the start of the 2019/2020 school year approaching, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan are pleased to announce the launch of Vaccinate Broward, a collaboration to ensure that children in Broward County are fully vaccinated. Vaccinate Broward will educate the public about disease prevention through vaccination, dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations, and provide free vaccinations to Broward County children and young adults on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     Free vaccinations will be available for four to 20-year-old children and young adults, including those attending college in the fall. Vaccines to be offered include:

DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

IPV: Inactivated Poliovirus

MMR: Measles-Mumps-Rubella

Varicella: Chickenpox

HPV: Human Papillomavirus Infection

Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Meningococcal: Meningitis

Free vaccinations will be available at:

Broward Health:

Broward Health Weston, 2300 N. Commerce Pkwy., Weston, FL 33326

Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Office Building, 3100 Coral Hills Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065

Lauderdale Lakes Health Center, 3716 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311

Pompano Pediatric Center, 601 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Memorial Primary Care:

Memorial Primary Care, Dania Beach, 140-A S. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004

Memorial Primary Care, 1750 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Memorial Primary Care, 4105 Pembroke Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021

Memorial Primary Care, 2217 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Memorial Primary Care, 10910 Pembroke Rd., Miramar, FL 33025

To expedite the check-in process, parents and guardians are encouraged to register their child at VaccinateBroward.com. To receive necessary vaccines, a parent or guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18 and bring the child’s immunization records and a valid form of identification. Additional details can be found on the Vaccinate Broward website.

“Childhood immunizations are important to protect children, young adults and our entire community from preventable diseases,” said Gino Santorio, President/CEO of Broward Health. “Broward Health is proud to partner with Memorial Healthcare System and Community Care Plan to ensure our community is educated on the benefits of vaccination and provided with greater access to care.”

“Some diseases may spread quickly and easily from person to person, and immunizations are a way to protect we and the community,” added Aurelio Fernandez III, President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System. “We are pleased to collaborate in a program that will provide valuable information and benefit the overall health of our community.”

Vaccinations are one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be serious, may require hospitalization, and can be deadly – particularly in young children. It is important that parents ensure their children are up to date on their vaccinations, particularly before the new school year begins.

“Community Care Plan is delighted to participate in such a collaborative effort with Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System and continue to educate the public about the importance of vaccines,” said Jessica Lerner, President & CEO of Community Care Plan.

Additional information about Vaccinate Broward
can be found at VaccinateBroward.com.

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