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COVID-19 vaccine campaign for public school students begins in Broward

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Some public schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties provide the Pfizer-BionTech COVID-19 vaccine to students 5 years or older and have a completed two-page Florida Department of Health consent form.

A team fired first shots at Tradewinds Elementary School in Coconut Creek and 13 other schools on Wednesday. The teams return to the schools to administer the second dose to the same students so that they can complete the inoculation.

“I’m a little nervous because I don’t really like shots,” said Sofia Singleton, a second-grade student who got her first dose at Tradewinds Elementary School.

The FDOH teams will deliver the vaccines to approximately 191 Pre-K centers, elementary and middle schools in Broward County. A University of Miami Health mobile clinic is also touring schools in Miami-Dade County.

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“A lot of people don’t have a particular pediatrician,” said Sofia’s mother, Rose Singleton. “Some people don’t have insurance, so I think it’s great that they can come to the school.”

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Kat De Muynck is one of the parents who are still concerned about the safety of the vaccine and the rare but possible side effects.

“I’m going to wait a little longer to see what happens to the heart murmur we heard about,” De Muynck said.

The school districts announced on Tuesday can choose not to allow their children to wear face masks at school. Noah Vidal, a second-grade student at Tradewinds Elementary School, said he plans to continue using his.

“I think you should wear a mask in case someone coughs or doesn’t sneeze into you,” Noah said.

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On Wednesday, the Broward vaccination teams were also in Country Hills, Eagle Ridge, Heron Heights, Park Trails, Riverglades, Quiet Waters, Winston Park, Coral Park, Forest Hills, James S. Hunt, Park Springs, Parkside and Westchester.

They will be administering vaccines Friday at these schools: Coral Springs PK-8, Challenger, Maplewood, Ramblewood, Riverside, Tamarac, Country Isles, Eagle Point, Everglades, Gator Run, Indian Trace, Manatee Bay, North Lauderdale PK-8, and Cresthaven .

In Miami-Dade County, the University of Miami Health’s children’s mobile clinic visited North Miami Senior High School on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Here’s the Broward County schedule:

November 10, December 1, January 19 and February 9

  • Rural Hills

  • Eagle Ridge

  • Heron Heights

  • Park paths

  • Riverglades

  • Silent Waters

  • trade winds

  • Winston Park

  • Coral Park

  • forest hills

  • James S. Hunt

  • Park Springs

  • Park side

  • Westchester

November 12, December 3, January 20 and February 10

  • Coral Springs PK-8

  • Challenger

  • maple wood

  • Ramblewood

  • riverside

  • Tamarac

  • Country Islands

  • Eagle Point

  • Everglades

  • Gator Run

  • Indian track

  • Manatee Bay

  • North Lauderdale PK-8

  • Cresthaven

November 15, December 6, January 21 and February 11

  • Deerfield Beach

  • Deerfield Park

  • Norcrest

  • Park Ridge

  • shaker

  • C. Robert Markham

  • Charles Drew

  • Cypress

  • McNab

  • palm view

  • Pompano Beach

  • Sanders Park

  • Floranada

  • Lloyd Estates

November 16, December 7, January 28 and February 18

  • North Andrews Gardens

  • Oakland Park

  • Broad view

  • castle hill

  • Endeavor Primary

  • Larkdale

  • Lauderhill Paul Turner

  • oriole

  • Park Lakes

  • Royal Palm

  • banyan

  • Discovery

  • Horizon

  • Nob Hill

November 17, December 8, February 1 and February 22

  • sandpiper

  • Village

  • welleby

  • Bay view

  • Bennett

  • harbordale

  • Northside

  • Virginia Shuman Young

  • hiker

  • Wilton Manors

  • Broward Estates

  • Dillard Elementary

  • King, Martin Luther

  • Marshall, Thurgood

November 18, December 9, February 7 and February 28

  • Rock Island

  • Sunland Park

  • Westwood Heights

  • Central Park

  • mirror more

  • Peters

  • Sawgrass

  • Croissant Park

  • North Fork

  • Riverland

  • Stephen Foster

  • Meadowbrook

  • Plantation

  • Plantation Park

November 19, December 10, February 9, and March 2

  • Tropical

  • Nova Blanche Foreman

  • Nova Dwight D Eisenhower

  • Flamingo

  • fox trail

  • Silver Ridge

  • Cooper City

  • Embassy Creek

  • Griffin

  • at the lake

  • Palm Cove

  • Pasadena Lakes

  • Pembroke Lakes

  • Pines Lakes

December 14, January 4 and January 25

  • Silver Palms

  • Atlantic West

  • Coconut Creek

  • Freedom

  • Margate

  • tomorrow

  • pine forest

  • Jacket

  • forest lake

  • Watkins

  • Gulfstream Academy

  • davie

  • Driftwood

  • Mary M. Bethune

December 15, January 5 and January 26

  • Sheridan Hills

  • Sheridan Park

  • Stirling

  • Boulevard Heights

  • Hollywood Park

  • Orange Brook

  • Pembroke Pines

  • West Hollywood

  • fairway

  • Miramar

  • sea ​​castle

  • Sunshine

  • Annabel C. Perry PK-8

  • coconut palm

December 16, January 6 and January 27

  • Coral Cove

  • Dolphin Bay

  • Silver Lakes

  • Silver Coasts

  • sunset lakes

  • Collins

  • dania

  • Hollywood Central

  • Hollywood Hills

  • Oakridge

  • Montessori on the beach

  • Chapel path

  • Hawkes Bluff

  • panther run

January 12, February 2 and February 23

  • Margate Middle

  • Silver Lakes Central

  • Sawgrass Springs Middle

  • Forest Glen Middle

  • Cross Creek Center

  • Cypress Run Center

  • Deerfield Beach Central

  • Bright Horizons Center

  • Crystal Lake Middle

  • Pompano Beach Central

  • Dave Thomas Center

  • Millenium 6-12

  • Lauder Hill 6-12

January 13, February 3 and February 24

  • Lyons Creek Middle

  • James S. Rickards Middle

  • Coral Springs Middle

  • Westglades Middle

  • Ramblewood Middle

  • Lauderdale Lakes Middle

  • Falcon Cove Central

  • Tequesta Trace Middle

  • William Dandy Middle

  • Wingate Oaks Center

  • Sunrise Middle

  • Silver Toad Middle

  • Dillard 6-12

January 14, February 4 and February 25

  • Whiddon-Rogers Center

  • Bair Middle

  • Westpine Central

  • Plantation Central

  • Seminole Middle

  • Pine Ridge Educational Center

  • Nova Central

  • New river in the middle

  • Seagull Center

  • Indian Ridge Middle

  • Pioneer Middle

  • Olsen Middle

  • Parkway Central

January 18, February 8 and March 1

  • Glades Middle

  • Pine Middle

  • Walter C. Young Middle

  • McNicol Middle

  • Lanier-James Center

  • Attuck’s center

  • Driftwood Middle

  • The Search Center

  • Apollo Central

  • New Renaissance Middle

  • Henry D Perry Center

  • Whispering Pines Center

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

U-Health mobile pediatric clinic visits 8 schools in November

Miami-Dade County Public Schools partnered with the University of Miami Health System to have the mobile pediatric clinic visit eight schools in November to give students free vaccines.

This week’s schedule

The clinic will take place at North Miami Senior High School for two days: Wednesdays from 10am to 3:30pm and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm.

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Next week’s schedule

  • 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Nov. 16 at Arch Creek Elementary

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 17 at Gertrude K. Edelman/Sabal Palm Elementary

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 18 at Linda Lentil K-8 Center

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at John F. Kennedy Middle

  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 23 at the Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at South Miami Heights Elementary

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Booker T. Washington Senior High

  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 30 at John F. Kennedy Middle

For more information about the U-Health mobile clinic or to make an appointment, call 305-243-2059

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