Second Annual Vaccinate Broward Serves About 300 People

Second Annual Vaccinate Broward Serves About 300 People

Thursday Oct. 29, 2020
Second Annual Vaccinate Broward Serves About 300 People

Sunrise, Florida -- Nearly 300 children and young adults received free vaccinations on Saturday, October 24, during the Second Annual Vaccinate Broward event, a collaboration driven by Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan, to help ensure that children and young adults in Broward County are fully vaccinated.

Vaccinate Broward, which took place at four select Broward Health and Memorial Primary Care locations in Broward County, offered vaccinations for children and young adults ages 4-20, including any child who had fallen behind on his or her vaccination schedule.

Vaccinations included:
o DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
o IPV: Inactivated Poliovirus
o MMR: Measles-Mumps-Rubella
o Varicella: Chickenpox
o HPV: Human Papillomavirus Infection
o Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
o Meningococcal: Meningitis
o Influenza: Flu

Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan launched Vaccinate Broward last year to help educate the public about disease prevention through vaccinations, dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations, and provide free vaccinations. The Vaccinate Broward initiative provides families with greater access to care through alternative locations for vaccination.

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

Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.