On December 29, Florida Department of Health in Broward County (FDOH-BC) announced the beginning of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for seniors age 65 and over. Vaccinations are be available at no cost, but by appointment only, beginning Sunday, January 3, 2021. Appointments are required and can be made at “BrowardCovidVaccine.com”. However the web site has had many problems sop you have to be patient and sometimes spend hours on your computer until you luck out and get an appointment date. Due to an extremely large number of visitors to the site, the web page to schedule your appointment may not be immediately available. Please keep trying the link
On January 18, by appointment, an individual went to Tradewinds Park (Drive-Through Vaccine – Age 65+ Only) for the virus vaccine located at 3600 W. Sample Road. Coconut Creek, FL 33073
The appointment was for around 2:30 p.m. but the individual decided to go earlier to see if he could avoid a long wait (5.5 hr in long line of cars had occurred by another person two weeks ago at the same location). The individual went at noon and arrived at the location finding no cars in any line waiting for the vaccine. At the actual location where the vaccine is given in your car (there were 9 separate lines to receive the vaccine in your car) but only two had cars. The individual asked the person giving the vaccine in his line why there was no traffic and she replied that she did not know but that it had been busy earlier especially at 8 a.m.
The individual was then given document to receive the second dose of the vaccine in 21 days.
The entire procedure took 30 minutes since you have to wait 15 minutes after you receive the vaccine before being allowed to leave the area in order to see if you have any bad reaction to the vaccine.
The individual had spent 3 hours on his computer to eventually get an appointment as the web site kept breaking down. Tried the web site and found message that there were no appointments available.
On January 18, 2021, numerous workers at the Tradewinds Park site at noon were just standing around as only two cars were there to get vaccine while thousands in Broward, including many Canadians snowbirds (paying taxes in Broward) were unable to get an appointment because of a faulty web site that has still not been fixed.