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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

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BROWARD HEALTH, MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, AND COMMUNITY CARE PLAN ANNOUNCE VACCINATE BROWARD INITIATIVE

Free Vaccinations for Children and Young Adults will be offered on Saturday, August 3, at Select Broward Health and Memorial Primary Care Locations in Broward County
 
July 17, 2019 - With the start of the 2019/2020 school year approaching, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan are pleased to announce the launch of Vaccinate Broward, a collaboration to ensure that children in Broward County are fully vaccinated. Vaccinate Broward will educate the public about disease prevention through vaccination, dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations, and provide free vaccinations to Broward County children and young adults on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Free vaccinations will be available for 4- to 20-year-old children and young adults, including those attending college in the fall. Vaccines to be offered include:
 
DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 
IPV: Inactivated Poliovirus
MMR: Measles-Mumps-Rubella 
Varicella: Chickenpox 
HPV: Human Papillomavirus Infection
Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 
Meningococcal: Meningitis
 
Free vaccinations will be available at:
 
Broward Health: 
o Broward Health Weston | 2300 N. Commerce Pkwy., Weston, FL 33326
o Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Office Building| 3100 Coral Hills Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065
o Lauderdale Lakes Health Center | 3716 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
o Pompano Pediatric Center | 601 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
o Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital | 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Memorial Primary Care: 
o Memorial Primary Care - Dania Beach | 140-A S. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004
o Memorial Primary Care - Hallandale Beach | 1750 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
o Memorial Primary Care - Hollywood | 4105 Pembroke Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021       
o Memorial Primary Care - Pembroke Pines | 2217 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
o Memorial Primary Care - West Miramar | 10910 Pembroke Rd., Miramar, FL 33025
 
To expedite the check-in process, parents and guardians are encouraged to register their child at VaccinateBroward.com. To receive necessary vaccines, a parent or guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18 and bring the child’s immunization records and a valid form of identification. Additional details can be found on the Vaccinate Broward website.  
 
“Childhood immunizations are important to protect children, young adults and our entire community from preventable diseases,” said Gino Santorio, President/CEO of Broward Health. “Broward Health is proud to partner with Memorial Healthcare System and Community Care Plan to ensure our community is educated on the benefits of vaccination and provided with greater access to care.”
 
“Some diseases may spread quickly and easily from person to person, and immunizations are a way to protect ourselves and the community,” added Aurelio Fernandez III, President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System. “We are pleased to collaborate in a program that will provide valuable information and benefit the overall health of our community.” 
 
Vaccinations are one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be serious, may require hospitalization, and can be deadly – particularly in young children. It is important that parents ensure their children are up to date on their vaccinations, particularly before the new school year begins.
 
“Community Care Plan is delighted to participate in such a collaborative effort with Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System and continue to educate the public about the importance of vaccines,” said Jessica Lerner, President & CEO of Community Care Plan.
 
Additional information about Vaccinate Broward can be found at VaccinateBroward.com.
 
 
About Broward Health: Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.
 
About Memorial Healthcare System:  Since its inception in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System has been a leader in providing high-quality healthcare services to South Florida residents. Today, it is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation and highly regarded for its exceptional patient- and family-centered care. Its facilities include Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Manor nursing home. To learn more, visit www.mhs.net.
 
About Community Care Plan (Community Care Plan is a MCP with a Florida Medicaid Contract): Community Care Plan (CCP), the health plan with a heart, was established in 2000 as South Florida Community Care Network, and is owned by Broward Health (North Broward Hospital District) and Memorial Healthcare System (South Broward Hospital District). CCP serves members in Medicaid; commercial, self-insured employee health plans; and sponsored programs. We strive every day to positively impact the health and wellness of those we serve, by providing them with local access to a high standard of healthcare and community resources. Our health plans cover a wide range of health and medical services and offer an excellent choice of physicians and other benefits that help enrollees get and stay healthy. CCP maintains an accreditation status of Accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for service and clinical quality, and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare as a Health Plan. For more information, please visit www.CCPcares.org.
 
 
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