Vaccinate Broward is an initiative to help ensure that all children in Broward are up to date on their vaccinations.
Free vaccinations for children and young adults (ages 4 – 20) will be available on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 9 AM – 1 PM at the following location
Broward Health Weston – 2300 N. Commerce Parkway Weston, FL 33326
Broward Health Cora E. Braynon – 200 NW 7th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Broward Health Pompano Pediatric Center – 601 W. Atlantic BLVD. Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Memorial Primary Care Hollywood – 4105 Pembroke RD, Hollywood FL 33021
Available Free Vaccines:
DTap – Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis
Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Before vaccines, many children died each year from Diptheria.
Tetanus (Lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to “locking” of the jaw, so the victim cannot open their mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases.
Pertussis (Whooping cough) – known medically as pertussis – causes coughing spells so bad that infants and children may be unable to eat, drink or breathe. It can lead to pneumonia, seizures, brain damage or death.
IPV – Inactivated polio vaccine
Polio may originate with no symptoms, sometimes presenting with a sore throat, fever, nausea, or headache. Eventually it may lead to paralysis or death. Polio is very contagious, spreading through the air, food and drink and direct contact.
MMR – Measles-mumps-rubella
Measles causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Complications can include ear infection, diarrhea, pneumonia, brain damage, and death.
Mumps causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen salivary glands. Complications can include swelling of the testicles or ovaries, deafness, inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis/meningitis) and, rarely, death.
Rubella causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache, and red, itchy eyes. Rubella can cause arthritis in teens and adult women. If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage, or her baby could be born with serious birth defects.
Chickenpox, or varicella causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever. More serious complications include skin infections, pneumonia, blood, bone and joint infections or swelling of the brain.
Tetanus-diptheria-acellural pertussis (Tdap)
Tetanus (lockjaw)is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to “locking” of the jaw, so the victim cannot open their mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases.
Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death.
Pertussis – known medically as pertussis – causes coughing spells so bad that infants and children may be unable to eat, drink or breathe. It can lead to pneumonia, seizures, brain damage or death.
Human Papillomavirus Infection, or HPV vaccine can prevent most genital warts and most cases of cervical cancer in women. HPV is also linked to penile cancer in men and throat and anal cancer in both men and women. Protection from HPV vaccine is expected to be long-lasting.
Meningitis, is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis kills 10-15 people out of every 100 who gets it. Meningitis can also cause hearing loss, brain and kidney damage and other disabilities. It is spread through coughing, kissing and by close contact with family members and can occur without warning.
Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. It is usually spread through close personal contact with an infected person or when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks that are contaminated by small amounts of stool (poop) from an infected person.
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness.
Please register EACH child or teen receiving a vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccines will not be provided at this event.