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Where do I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations

  • As of March 29th, all individuals age 40 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of April 5th, all individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of May 13th, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For Coronavirus information from the Florida Department of Health, call COVID-19, Call Center (available 24/7) at 1 (866) 779-6121, Email at [email protected] or Click here for What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida.

For Coronavirus information from Broward County, call 954-357-9500, Email at [email protected] or Click here for Broward County Coronavirus (Covid-19) website.

FDOH Broward: Broward County has partnered with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to provide vaccination appointments. For more information or to view the current vaccination sites, Click Here. FDOH also has a COVID-19 Call Center that can be contacted 24/7 at 866-779-6121 or by email at [email protected]. The FDOH Broward website is http://broward.floridahealth.gov/.

State of Florida:  The State also created a website entitled MyVaccine Florida to manage online scheduling.  To pre-register online for an appointment in Broward County, Click Here.

Broward Health: The site is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM and expects to vaccinate up to 500 eligible pre-registered patients a day. To register, Click Here.

Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek: Vaccines will be available each day on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, Click Here.

Holy Cross Health: You can also register at the site to be notified when vaccines are available. Priority will be given to Holy Cross Medical Group patientsFor more information, Click Here

Ocean Chemist Pharmacy:  You can register to get your vaccination right on the Galt Mile at Ocean Chemist located at 3535 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 – call (954) 329-2690.  Appointments are necessary.  Click here.

Walmart and Sam’s Club Pharmacies: To register for an appointment at Walmart, Click Here. To register for an appointment at Sam’s Club (membership not required), Click HereFor a comprehensive list of participating Florida Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies, Click Here.

Publix Supermarket: For more information or to make an appointment, Click HereFor a list of participating Broward & Miami-Dade Publix pharmacies, Click Here.

Winn-Dixie Supermarket: For more information or to make an appointment, Click Here.

CVS Pharmacy: For more information or to schedule an appointment, Click Here or call 800 746-7287.

Walgreens: To schedule an appointment when venues become available in Broward, Click Here or call 1-800-WALGREENS. For more information, Click Here.

Homebound Residents: For Homebound Residents who wish to schedule a vaccination appointment in their homes, please email [email protected] or Click Here to complete an online Survey (for assistance completing the survey, call 866-779-6121).

To obtain more information about these sites and read a comprehensive overview of Broward County’s response to this epidemic, please click here to read a report prepared by Eric Berkowitz, Vice President, Galt Mile Community Association.  This document is updated frequently – so be sure to check it often.

For an expanded list of Broward vaccination venues, Click Here.

Click here to view an updated list of the executive orders and mandates from the governor, county and Fort Lauderdale.

 


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Update from County Commissioner Lamar Fisher

In his newsletter. he highpoints the fact we are reaching higher levels of our community members getting vaccinated. “This is wonderful news! I am excited and look forward to returning to in person meetings, events, and face to face interactions with my constituents.” As of April 26, 2021 approximately 1.3 million doses have been administered in Broward County.

On April 19, 2021, Broward County issued Emergency Order 21-01 which amends the Comprehensive Emergency Order to lift most capacity restrictions and sanitation requirements for outdoor activities.

Broward County continues to aid those in need through several Emergency Rent Assistance Programs.

Click here to read the April Newsletter.


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News from Our Property Appraiser – Marty Kiar

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar’s latest newsletter contains important information for all Broward County residents about the 2021 Property Exemptions, letting us know it is not too late to apply.  He also discusses the portability savings and the fact it has been extended to three tax years. Finally, he reminds of about the special disabled veterans and military exemptions available to property owners.

Click here to read the May Newsletter.


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City Commissioner Given New Title

Our city commissioner, Heather Moraitis, has been selected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  The Galt Mile Community Association congratulates her on her new title and we look forward to working with her on many issues of mutual concern to our city and neighborhood.

In her latest newsletter, Vice Mayor Moraitis states her excitement with the return of futbol – Inter Miami CF, which begins its season on April 18.  They will be playing before a live crowd – so this is your chance to attend MLS right here in our city.

Our neighborhood welcomed Patrizia’s (3300 NE 32nd Ave) which is now open in Fort Lauderdale District 1. This is their first location outside of New York and we are so proud that they chose to be a part of the Galt Ocean Mile North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes family!

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will take place over our beaches on May 8-9, 2021.

Click here to read the full newsletter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Owner Alert Notification Service

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Marty Kian announced the Owner Alert – a FREE service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by our office changing the ownership of your property. Property fraud is a very serious issue! Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent the property. Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts. Let’s work together to protect your home from possible fraud.

Subscribing to this service is quick and easy – simply visit the Property Appraiser’s website at web.bcpa.net/owneralert to register your property. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Ownership records are changed based on deeds recorded with the Broward County Records Division and then provided to our office. BCPA has no legal authority to determine whether a deed is fraudulent. Once registered, Owner Alert will notify you if there is a change of ownership to your property and provide you with important information. If you have any questions about the Owner Alert notification service, please call (954)357-5579 or email us at [email protected]


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Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher’s March Newsletter

District 4 Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher covers a number of topics in his March 2021 Newsletter. After announcing a new COVID-19 vaccination venue at Pompano Citi Centre, Fisher provides contact info for vaccination sites offered by pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.  He also provides homebound seniors with an email address to schedule vaccinations in their homes.  The newsletter updates the planned Broward Beach Renourishment projects and how the voter-approved Broward Transportation Surtax is being implemented.

Fisher recommends we prepare for the impending hurricane season, as the 2021 season will be another very active and dangerous hurricane season.  Fisher concludes with a review of recent County Commission actions affecting all of us.

Click here to read the newsletter.


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Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Moraitis Newsletter

 

Fort Lauderdale District 1 City Commissioner Heather Moraitis’ March/April 2021 Newsletter invites constituents to weigh in with lawmakers about two legislative proposals in Tallahassee. Moraitis recommends opposing a vacation rental bill that would clear the way to polluting residential neighborhoods with unrestricted “party” houses and take away control and regulations from local jurisdictions.  She also affirms support for a bill that would empower local jurisdictions to prohibit smoking on local beaches. Moraitis thanks Statehouse Representative Chip LaMarca for lobbying on our behalf. These issues affect us all.

Click here to read the newsletter. 

 

 


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New Property Owner Alert Notification Service

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar announced a new Owner Alert program – a FREE service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by our office changing the ownership of your property.

Property fraud is a very serious issue!  Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent the property.  Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts. Let’s work together to protect your home from possible fraud.

Subscribing to this service is quick and easy – simply visit the Property Appraiser’s website at https://web.bcpa.net/owneralert to register your property. You will need your Property ID# (which can be obtained on the site while registering) as well as your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID number to complete the registration. For the owner to register their rental property, there is an additional proof of ownership required.  There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Ownership records are changed based on deeds recorded with the Broward County Records Division and then provided to BCPA office.  BCPA has no legal authority to determine whether a deed is fraudulent.  Once registered, Owner Alert will notify you if there is a change of ownership to your property and provide you with important information. If you believe a deed recorded on your property is fraudulent, this early notification allows you to notify law enforcement and stop scammers in their tracks.  Your home is your most valuable investment.

If you have any questions about the Owner Alert notification service, please call 954-357-5579 or email BCPA at [email protected]


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President’s Report to the Galt Mile Community for January-February 2021

 

Fred Nesbitt

With the new year, the Galt Mile Community Association (GMCA), the neighborhood association of condos, coops, businesses and residents in the Galt Mile community, is continuing to work on many issues carried over from 2020 and will be undertaking new issues in 2021.

The new officers of the GMCA are:  President Fred Nesbitt (Playa Del Mar); Vice President Eric Berkowitz (Regency Tower), Treasurer Andy Surdovel (Plaza South), Secretary Fern McBride (Regency Tower), and Directors Ralph Hamaker (Coral Ridge Towers South), Ed Hashek (The Galleon), and Paul Sarelakos (Southpoint).  The GMCA’s Presidents’ Council and Advisory Board continue to meet via Zoom during this pandemic.

Our associations continue to deal with the COVID pandemic.  Our County Commissioner Larmar Fisher reports that 55% of the 65 and over residents of Broward County have been vaccinated.  Health care workers and essential employees have been vaccinated; the vaccinations will now be extended to teachers and public safety officers aged 50 and above and those under 65 who have a medical necessity.  The Galt Mile website continues to provide updated information on where and how to get vaccinated.

Our police liaison, Sgt Tom Gestal, continues reporting no serious crime issues on the Galt Mile.  We appreciate all the great work done by our Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the special security patrol on Galt Ocean Drive of off-duty police officers who are paid by associations on the beach. These two factors, plus each association having its own security and residents being security-minded make the Galt Mile the safest area in Fort Lauderdale.

Beach renourishment of eroded sand will take place between November 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022. Our sand will be brought onto the beach through two entries:  Palm Avenue (sand trucked south) and NE 30th Street (sand trucked north). See Commissioner Lamar Fisher’s February newsletter for more information or go broward.org/beachrenourishment or Facebook under Broward Environment.  If you have specific questions you can email Broward Environmental Planning at [email protected] or call 954-519-1270.

The right of associations to opt-out of installing fire sprinklers as part of an Engineered Life Safety System continues to be a priority for many associations who voted to opt-out of a full sprinkler installation in 2016.  FACTSS (Florida Association of Condominiums to Support Self-Determination) continues to work on a legislative solution to this issue.

We are very appreciative of the support the Galt Mile community receives from its elected representatives:  Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Heather Moraitis, Broward County Commissioner Larmar Fisher; State Representative Chip LaMarca and State Senator Gary Farmer.  We appreciate the support from other Fort Lauderdale city officials, Broward County officials, county officers, and state officials.

Our goal is to make the Galt Mile community a safe, desirable place to live, walk, shop, eat, entertain and socialize.  It’s our neighborhood – and everyone plays a role in making us better.


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Newsletter Message from County Commissioner Lamar Fisher

In his newest newsletter, Commissioner Fisher reviews the county’s latest COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  Approximately 55% of our county’s senior (65 and over) have been vaccinated.  He also outlines a Rental Assistance Program (CARES Act II), and the upcoming Segment II Shore Protection Project (repair of the Galt Mile Beach damages) scheduled between November 1, 2021 thru April 30, 2022 – exact dates to be determined.  The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new marketing campaign to attract visitors to our area.  The newsletter concludes with a list of recent actions initiated by Commissioner Fisher as a county commissioner.

Click here to read the newsletter.