October 22 2021 – At a time when interest in first-doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is waning at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s mobile clinics, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer is encouraging the public to listen to those they trust about their experience getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Thanks for your attention, but don’t listen to me,” says Darcy J. Davis in one of two new Public Service Announcements. “When it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, listen to someone you trust. Ask that person what convinced them to get vaccinated. Come to one of our mobile vaccine sites. Talk to our medical providers. We understand your fears and concerns. We know they’re real. And we’re here to listen. No pressure. We’ll help arm you with the facts so you can make the choice that’s right for you.”
A second PSA features Charmaine Chibar, MD, Medical Director for the Health Care District’s School Health Program and Pediatrics Director for the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics.
“As a pediatrician, I recommend parents get their eligible kids vaccinated against COVID-19,” Dr. Chibar says in the PSA. “The vaccine protects us from getting very sick. And it safeguards those under 12 who are too young to be vaccinated. So, get the shot for yourself and for the kids who can’t.”
The PSA includes children who say, “Do it for me.” Both PSAs are recorded in Spanish by Sandra Warren, MD, MPH and in Creole by Duclos Dessalines, MD, physicians who care for adult and pediatric patients at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics.
Watch Darcy’s 30-second PSA “Ask Someone You Trust” here, Dr. Warren’s one-minute version in Spanish here and Dr. Dessalines’ one-minute version in Creole here. You can watch Dr. Chibar’s 30-second PSA “Get Vaccinated for the Kids who Can’t” here, the 40-second Spanish version here and one-minute Creole PSA here.
Since December of 2020, the Health Care District has provided over 220,000 COVID-19 vaccinations countywide. The Health Care District is offering adults and children as young as 12 years of age free, walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s mobile clinic sites. To find the closest site, visit www.hcdpbc.org and click the blue COVID-19 Information Center button. No appointment is needed. Individuals 12 to 17 years old must be with a parent or a guardian to be vaccinated. The mobile clinic vaccination schedule for the coming week is listed below.
|DATE||TIME||LOCATION||1st, 2nd & Pfizer-only 3rd DOSES||VACCINE BRAND||AGES|
|Monday – Friday, through and including October 29th||9am – 4pm|| Lantana Clinic Parking Lot|
1250 Southwinds Drive
Lantana, FL 33462 -more-
|1st, 2nd & Pfizer-only 3rd doses||Pfizer & Janssen|
(Johnson & Johnson)
|12 and up (12 to 17 Pfizer only)|
|Saturday, October 23rd through and including Sunday, October 31st||12pm – 7pm||Vote and Vax Electoral Primaries Palm Beach State College Loxahatchee Campus 15845 Southern Blvd. Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470||1st, 2nd & 3rd doses||Pfizer||12 and up|
|Saturday, October 23rd through and including Sunday, October 31st||12pm – 7pm||Vote and Vax Electoral Primaries Belle Glade Library 725 NW 4th St. Belle Glade, FL 33430||1st, 2nd & 3rd doses||Pfizer||12 and up|
|Saturday, Oct. 23rd||12pm – 7pm||Gospel Fest Belle Glade Loading Ramp 524 SW Ave. D Belle Glade, FL 33430||1st, 2nd & 3rd doses||Pfizer||12 and up|
|Sunday, October 24th||11am– 4pm||Get Your 3 V’s University Preparatory Academy 2101 N. Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33407||1st, 2nd & 3rd doses||Pfizer||12 and up|
The Health Care District is also offering third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine per CDC guidelines for eligible individuals 18 years and older who present their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card showing they received two previous Pfizer doses.
The Health Care District provides COVID-19 vaccinations to patients during regular doctors’ office visits at all of the nine C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic sites across the county, which are located in areas of need. Appointments can be made by calling 561-642-1000.
About the Health Care District
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides primary medical care and dental services for adults and children at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a coordinated and lifesaving Trauma System that includes two FAA-certified Trauma Hawk air ambulances, registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, short and long-term skilled nursing at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riviera Beach, and acute care at its teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves the rural Glades’ communities.
About the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS25684 for Health Center Cluster in the award amount of $7,111,563. Of the total project, 81.9% is financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics were granted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deeming status effective January 1, 2021.