HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Memorial Healthcare System has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and filled up 5,000 vaccination appointments for seniors 65 and older and healthcare professionals in minutes.

Vaccinations with either the Moderna or Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine are by appointment only.

Those interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to visit Memorial’s website, MHS.net/vaccine, which has up-to-date information on vaccine appointments and COVID-19 updates.

To make appointments, Memorial is providing two options.

People who have been a patient at any Memorial facility can use the MyChart portal. MHS employees and medical staff can use this option, too.

MyChart

  • Go to your MyChart.
  • Programmed in your chart is a section titled “appointments” to make an appointment.
  • Choose a date, time, and location that is convenient.

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People who have not been a Memorial patient, or do not have MyChart availability, can call Memorial’s Centralized Scheduling at (954) 276-4340 to make an appointment.

The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on the weekend.

Individuals may experience longer than normal wait times on the phone.

Vaccination sites hours of operation:

Memorial Specialty Pharmacy
9581 Premier Parkway, Miramar.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center
3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood.
Hours: Mondays from noon to 7:30 p.m; Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends.

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Again, vaccinations are by appointment only. Walk-ins will not receive the vaccine and on-site registration is not available.

The vaccines are provided while supplies last. Those who receive an appointment will need to bring a picture ID to check-in at the site. Healthcare workers need to show proof of licensure.

Wear a shirt or top with the upper arm accessible.

To maintain social distancing, companions without appointments will be asked to remain outside.

Children are not allowed at the site. There is no childcare on site.

CBSMiami.com Team