COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 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 moment the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine has been authorized for ages 12 and up (no vaccine has currently been approved for children younger than 12 years old).

At this time, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital COVID-19 vaccine appointments for first doses 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.

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines from Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital when vaccines are available?

  • Adolescents 12 to 17 years old  (for 18+ click here) are eligible for vaccination. They must be Florida residents or seasonal residents.

How to register for an appointment when vaccines are available:

By Phone:

  • 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.

MyChart:

  • Adolescents who have an existing MyChart account or caregiver with proxy access (caregiver access) to a teen's MyChart account, can login to schedule an appointment 
  • If you need proxy access to an adolescent's account to make the appointment visit our proxy account information page for instructions on how to request access
  • If you or your adolescent is using the website version of MyChart to schedule and appointment, after logging in, choose "Visits" and then "Schedule an Appointment"
  • If you or your adolescent is using the mobile app version of MyChart, after logging in, choose "Appointments" and then "Schedule an Appointment"
  • If you are unfamiliar with MyChart we have created a step-by-step guide on how to schedule a vaccine appointment
  • If your adolescent doesn't have a MyChart account please schedule the appointment by phone.

Second dose appointment

You can schedule your second dose appointment as soon as you receive your first dose. We recommend using MyChart for scheduling; however, you can also call 954-276-4340 Monday — Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Please be advised of longer than usual wait times due to high volume of calls.

Remember to bring your vaccine card when you return for your second appointment.

What should I expect when I arrive for my appointment?

  • Vaccines will be provided only by appointment, while supplies last.
  • Only one parent/guardian is allowed with the patient, and parent must be present at the time of the vaccine administration. Please do not bring younger siblings with you to the vaccine site.
  • No pets allowed. Service animals, with documentation, allowed.
  • Wear a shirt or top with the upper arm accessible.
  • 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 thirty 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 COVID-19 vaccine. Remember to bring your card when you return.

What should I bring to my vaccination appointment?

  • Parent must bring proof of Florida residency and proof of the adolescent’s age.
    • Birth certificate
    • Passport
    • State issued ID card, Driver’s Permit or Driver’s License
  • If you are coming for your second dose bring the vaccine card provided to you on your first dose appointment.
     

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 Florida residency:

  1. An adult resident must provide the department with a copy of his or her valid Florida driver license issued under s. 322.18 or a copy of a valid Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051.
  2. An adult seasonal resident who cannot meet the requirements of subparagraph 1. may provide the department with 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 in the medical use registry.
    • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
    • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
    • Mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
    • Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department rule.

*For the purposes of this paragraph, 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, maintains a temporary residence in this state, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.

Where is the vaccination site, and what are the hours of operation? 

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (view map)
1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021
3 pm to 7 pm Tuesday and Thursday
8 am to noon on Saturdays

Memorial West Outpatient Pharmacy
601 N Flamingo Rd Ste 110
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday

Memorial Hallandale Outpatient Pharmacy- Primary Care
1750 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday

Memorial Miramar Outpatient Pharmacy
1901 SW 172nd Ave Ste 107
Miramar, FL 33029
10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday

Memorial Pembroke Road Outpatient Pharmacy - Primary Care– Hollywood
4105 Pembroke Rd
Hollywood, FL 33021
10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday

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 by calling 954-276-4340.

Is there a cost for the vaccines?

Vaccines are provided at no cost to recipients and insurance is not required. However we will request consent to verify insurance coverage; no fees will be billed to the patient. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is committed to administering the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals regardless of the vaccine recipient’s ability to pay COVID-19 vaccine administration fees. If you receive a bill for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, or have any questions regarding billing, please contact 954-276-5501 or email us at mybill@mhs.net.

Other Vaccination Providers

The state of Florida has developed a pre-registration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations. For more information visit myvaccine.fl.gov

Florida Department of Health in Broward County is also providing COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, 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.