COVID-19 Information

We want to acknowledge and praise our healthcare champions for their bravery, courage and sacrifice during these difficult and uncertain times. As a strong community and organization, we are confident that we will get through this together and continue to serve our community as our mission dictates. Thank you for your patience and your understanding during these challenging times.

All our locations are open and operating under regular business hours including weekends. The BCOM team is working tirelessly with our community and federal leaders to secure COVID-19 Testing Kits and COVID-19 Vaccines. Please continue to check our website for updates.

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What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster shots

COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following:

Data Supporting Need for a Booster Shot

Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus may decrease over time and be less able to protect against the Delta variant. Although COVID-19 vaccination for adults aged 65 years and older remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data [PDF, 4.7 MB, 88 pages] suggest vaccination is less effective at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms. Emerging evidence also shows that among healthcare and other frontline workers, vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infections is decreasing over time. This lower effectiveness is likely due to the combination of decreasing protection as time passes since getting vaccinated (e.g., waning immunity) as well as the greater infectiousness of the Delta variant.

Data from a small clinical trial show that a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot increased the immune response in trial participants who finished their primary series 6 months earlier. With an increased immune response, people should have improved protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.

Only Certain Populations Initially Vaccinated With the Pfizer - BioNTech Vaccine Can Get a Booster Shot at This Time.

People aged 65 years and older and adults 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, and can also increase for adults of any age with underlying medical conditions.

Residents aged 18 years and older of long-term care settings should get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Because residents in long-term care settings live closely together in group settings and are often older adults with underlying medical conditions, they are at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19.

People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine based on their individual benefits and risks. Adults aged 18–49 years who have underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. However, that risk is likely not as high as it would be for adults aged 50 years and older who have underlying medical conditions. People aged 18–49 years who have underlying medical conditions may get a booster shot after considering their individual risks and benefits. This recommendation may change in the future as more data become available.

People aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine based on their individual benefits and risks. Adults aged 18–64 years who work or reside in certain settings (e.g., health care, schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters) may be at increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19, which could be spreading where they work or reside. Since that risk can vary across settings and based on how much COVID-19 is spreading in a community, people aged 18–64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may get a booster shot after considering their individual risks and benefits. This recommendation may change in the future as more data become available.

Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers as previously detailed by the CDC*

  • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html


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COVID Vaccine Information

We’re currently experiencing high phone call volumes related to COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine Dose #1 is not Available. Currently, we’ve Reached Appointment Capacity for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please continue to check our website for updates as we will be opening appointment slots as soon as we get more vaccines.

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COVID Vaccine Consent Forms

COVID Vaccine Consent Forms

Prior to your visit for the COVID Vaccine, please download and fill out the consent form below. Please note that there are two different consent forms, one for vaccine does #1 and for vaccine does #2:

Covid Testing

COVID19 Testing

During the declared public health emergency, BCOM is not charging patients for COVID-19 testing. For more information, please call BCOM at (954) 624-3200.

Understanding How the COVID19 Vaccine Works

To understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, it helps to first look at how our bodies fight illness. When germs, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, invade our bodies, they attack and multiply. This invasion, called an infection, is what causes illness.

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Why you should get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Vaccines are an essential tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting vaccinated can prevent you from getting the infection, including severe infections that can send you to the hospital. Safe and effective vaccines are available for adults at higher risk of having serious complications from COVID-19 and for frontline and emergency health care providers. The vaccine may not be recommended to those with certain health conditions. When you schedule your vaccination, you should talk to your health care provider if you have questions about receiving the vaccine.

Keeping Kids Healthy - How to Protect Them & Yourself

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Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread:

  1. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  2. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  3. Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

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CDC has created recommendations to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease. Read More Resource


Watch for Behavior Changes in Your Child
Help your child stay healthy and help them cope with stress during the outbreak. Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared. Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way.
Need someone to talk to? Reach for help at talk-to-someone page.
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Info about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Before administering vaccine, screen recipients for contraindications and precautions, even if this is the second dose. The recipient’s health condition or recommendations regarding contraindications and precautions for vaccination may change from one visit to the next. To assess patients correctly and consistently, vaccination providers should use a standardized, comprehensive screening tool.

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New Variants of the Virus Covid

New Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them.

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Broward Community & Family Health Centers, Inc. is a FTCA deemed facility. This is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). For further information on our FTCA status, please contact BCFHC Corporate Office at (954) 266-2999.

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