COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Memorial Regional Hospital is one of five hospitals throughout the state that received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and as of January 2021, has also received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Memorial Healthcare System has received and properly stored the COVID-19 vaccines, and will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to administer the vaccines.
At this time, Memorial's COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been filled.
As soon as we receive the next shipment of vaccines, we will reopen appointments via MyChart and our Centralized Scheduling phone number. Please return to this page for ongoing updates as we receive additional vaccines.
ALERT: Effective January 22, 2021, in accordance with a public health advisory by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A Rivkees, all persons seeking the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine must show proof of Florida residency or must be in Florida for the purpose of providing health care services involving direct contact with patients.
To prove residency, a resident must provide:
- A valid Florida driver’s license or a valid Florida identification card
- An adult seasonal resident who cannot meet the requirements of #1, may provide a copy of two of the following that show proof of residential address:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
- One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s* parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
- A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration for the vaccine.
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
- Statements from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account to a Florida address, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
*The term “seasonal resident” means any person who temporarily resides in this state for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year.
Who is eligible to receive the Pfizer BioNtech or the Moderna vaccines from Memorial Healthcare System?
- Seniors 65 and older who are Florida residents or seasonal residents, with proper identification as listed above.
- Community licensed healthcare professionals as listed in the Florida Department of Health database. An active license must be presented at the time of the vaccination.
- Memorial's workforce and all active Memorial medical staff.
How do I register for an appointment?
- If you have an existing MyChart account, login to your account.
- If you do not have an existing MyChart account, sign up now.
- If you are using the website version of MyChart, after logging in, choose "Visits" and then "Schedule an Appointment".
- If you are using the mobile app version of MyChart, after logging in, choose "Appointments" and then "Schedule an Appointment".
- Choose a date, time and location that is convenient for you.
- We highly recommend the use of MyChart for scheduling the vaccine, however, you can also call 954-276-4340 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm to register for an appointment. Given the high volume of calls, you may experience longer than normal wait times.
What should I bring to my vaccination appointment?
- A valid Florida driver’s license or a valid Florida identification card
- Seasonal residents who do not have a valid Florida driver’s license or valid Florida ID, may provide two of these documents.
- Healthcare workers need to show proof of licensure
Where are the vaccination sites, and what are the hours of operation?
Memorial Vaccine Village in Miramar (view map)
9581 Premier Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33025
9 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday
PLEASE NOTE: No walk-ins will be accepted at the vaccination site. On-site registration is not available. You must register for an appointment before coming to the site via MyChart or by calling 954-276-4340.
What should I expect when I arrive for my appointment?
- Vaccines will be provided only by appointment, while supplies last.
- In order to maintain social distancing, companions without appointments will be asked to remain outside.
- Wear a shirt or top with the upper arm accessible.
- Children are not allowed at the site. Childcare is not provided on site.
- No pets allowed. Service animals, with documentation, allowed.
- At your vaccine appointment, your temperature will be taken and you will be checked in. You will be given a vaccine fact sheet and asked a series of questions including any allergies.
- Once you receive your vaccine, you will be observed for fifteen minutes. You can use the time to schedule your follow up appointment for the second dose and learn about V-Safe, the CDC vaccine safety monitoring system.
- When you get your first dose, you will get a vaccination card to show when you return for your second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Remember to bring your card when you return.
Other Vaccination Providers
Florida Department of Health in Broward County is also providing COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, for seniors age 65 and over, at the following Broward County vaccination sites.
- Vaccinations will be available at no cost, by appointment only.
- Appointments are required and can be made at BrowardCovidVaccine.com.
- Due to an extremely large number of visitors to the site, the web page to schedule your appointment may not be immediately available.
The initial data and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines are encouraging, yet they are not the whole story. Equally as important as the vaccine is the practice of following safety guidelines: wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing and washing hands often.
Please visit the CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination for more information about the CDCs plan to make the vaccine available under Operation Warp Speed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Memorial Healthcare System is currently using two COVID-19 vaccines:
- the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a two dose series separated by 21 days.
- the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a two dose series separated by 28 days.
If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine at the proper interval to complete the vaccination series.
The vaccine is given in the deltoid arm muscle, similar to where a flu shot is given.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the emergency use authorization for this vaccine on December 11, 2020 for the prevention of the 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19 for individuals 16 years of age and older.
No. The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is administered depending on availability. The second dose will always be the same brand as the first dose.
The most commonly reported side effects, which typically lasted several days, were:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Pain at the injection site
More people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose, so it is important for vaccine recipients to expect there may be some side effects after either dose.
Tell your vaccine provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you have any allergies, have a fever, have a bleeding disorder or are on blood thinners, are immunocompromised or on a medicine that affects your immune system, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, have received another COVID-19 vaccine.
You should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of either one of these vaccines or had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of these vaccines.
If you have had COVID-19 in the past, you may receive the vaccine once you are out of your isolation period, which is commonly 10 days after your positive test or symptom onset.
- If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you may receive the vaccine once you are out of your quarantine period, which is commonly 10 to 14 days after your last exposure.
- If you have had COVID-19 in the past and received convalescent plasma or monoclonal antibodies, we recommend you delay your vaccine appointment for 90 days after treatment.