On Monday, March 22, 2021, the Governor included persons 50 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The parking lot of Walmart Supercenter located at 3001 N. State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes, FL was cool and comfortable under the sounds of “DJ Mickey Mike” with WZOP Radio again. Mayor Hazelle Rogers received her first round of the COVID-19 vaccine three weeks ago and returned for the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
“We all have to do our part to keep each other safe,” stated Mayor Rogers during the on-air interview. The importance of reaching everyone including the Haitian-American community was also shared on air. As a result of the collaboration with neighboring cities and the partnership with Walmart, 140 vaccines went into arms by the time the mayor arrived that morning and approximately 4676 running total were expected by the end of the day.
Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, persons 40 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine and on the following Monday, April 5th, all persons 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov or call (866) 201-6313 to schedule an appointment. Lauderdale Lakes residents can also dial (954- 535-2807 for the City to schedule your appointment.
Currently, with the Governor’s Executive Order 21-67 in effect, long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 50 years and older, health care personnel with direct patient contact and persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 can all be vaccinated and are encouraged to do so.
Special thanks to the staff of Walmart, the City of Lauderdale Lakes, Dutch Pot along with the community that came out to the vaccination event.