COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Memorial Healthcare System continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to administer the vaccines. 

We are now taking 1st and 2nd dose appointments for COVID-19 vaccines and 3rd dose vaccine appointments for immunocompromised individuals at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

New appointments are limited. Current eligibility is listed below.

Who is eligible to receive the 1st and 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccines?

  • Persons 12 and older with proper identification.

Who is eligible to receive a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccines?

The CDC recommends that those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems may receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

This includes those who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

You should talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you.

If you meet the criteria you can receive the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccines regardless of where you were vaccinated. It is advised that you bring your vaccination card.

The CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time.

Read the CDC recommendation and FAQs: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

How do I register for an appointment?

MyChart:

  • If you have an existing MyChart account, login to your account.
  • If you do not have an existing MyChart account, sign up now.
  • If you are using the website version of MyChart, after logging in, choose "Visits" and then "Schedule an Appointment".
  • Choose a date, time and location that is convenient for you.
  • 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

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.

Other Vaccination Providers

The state of Florida has developed a pre-registration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for priority populations. 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. Appointments are required and can be made at BrowardCovidVaccine.com.

Second dose appointment

You can schedule your second dose appointment as soon as you receive your first dose. Register via MyChart or 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.

Where are the vaccination sites, and what are the hours of operation?

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for an appointment before coming to the site. You can register via MyChart or by calling 954-276-4340.

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

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

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

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

Adult Mobile Primary Care Health Center 
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Download the calendar to see the Adult Mobile Primary Care Health Center's upcoming dates and locations (subject to change).

*Lost vaccine card

If you lost your card and have access to MyChart, you can view and print a record of your COVID-19 vaccination by following these steps:

  1. Login to your MyChart portal.
  2. Choose the Menu icon 
    Click on the Menu icon
  3. On the dropdown menu under My Record click on COVID-19
    in the Menu scroll to find COVID-19 under  the myrecord section
  4. You will find your vaccine records with Memorial under this section.
    You can find the record of you vaccine here, you can download it too 

If you don’t have a MyChart account sign up now

What should I bring to my vaccination appointment?

  • Adults must bring a driver’s license or a valid identification.
  • If the person is under 18, the parent must bring 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 or third dose bring the vaccine card provided to you on your first dose appointment. If you lose your vaccine card you can find your vaccination record on MyChart.

What should I expect when I arrive for my appointment?

  • Vaccines will be provided only by appointment
  • Wear a shirt or top with the upper arm accessible.
  • No pets allowed. Service animals, with documentation, allowed.
  • 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 15 to 30 minutes. You can use the time to schedule your follow up appointment if needed 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 additional doses if needed. Remember to bring your card when you return. If you lose your vaccine card you can find your vaccination record on MyChart.

Frequently Asked Questions

What vaccine is Memorial Healthcare System administering?

Memorial Healthcare System is currently using two COVID-19 vaccines:

  • the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a two dose series separated by 21 days.
  • the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a two dose series separated by 28 days.

If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine at the proper interval to complete the vaccination series.

If you meet the criteria for a third dose it is recommended you receive the same mRNA vaccine vaccine. If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product can be administered.

The vaccine is given in the deltoid arm muscle, similar to where a flu shot is given.

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.

Memorial 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.

What are the most commonly reported side effects?

If I have other medical conditions, should I tell the vaccine provider?

Tell your vaccine provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you have any allergies, have a fever, have a bleeding disorder or are on blood thinners, are immunocompromised or on a medicine that affects your immune system, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, have received another COVID-19 vaccine.

Should I get the vaccine if I've had a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine previously?

If you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of either one of the COVID-19 vaccines or had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of these vaccines talk to your healthcare provider before scheduling your next dose.

Should I get the vaccine if I've been diagnosed with COVID-19?

If you have had COVID-19 in the past, you may receive the vaccine once you are out of your isolation period, which is commonly 10 days after your positive test or symptom onset.

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you may receive the vaccine once you are out of your quarantine period, which is commonly 10 to 14 days after your last exposure.