We want to share with you information about CoVID antibody treatments as well as the CoVID vaccine
CoVID Antibody Treatments
A number of local hospitals now offer monoclonal antibody treatments. Click here for a news article about this treatment.
If you test positive for CoVID (by PCR test) and you are in a “high risk” category, it is important that you speak with your doctor immediately to see if an antibody infusion is appropriate. These treatments are more effective the earlier that they are administered.
High Risk criteria/ eligibility for this treatment include:
Age 65 or older
BMI greater than 35
Diabetes, chronic kidney disease, immunosuppressive disease
Other chronic conditions may also make you eligible.
If you test positive for CoVID, it’s important to 1) confirm your result ASAP with a PCR test and 2) Talk to your doctor and specifically ask about the monoclonal antibody infusion
Baruch Hashem we have reached a point that clinically proven effective vaccines are now being produced and distributed. Currently the State of Florida is scheduling vaccine appointments for those over age 65. Additionally, hospital personnel and other healthcare workers with direct patient contact may also be eligible at certain vaccine locations. Currently, the demand for vaccines is much greater than the supply.
Many specifics, including vaccination locations, can be found at the Florida Dept of Health CoVID Vaccine Website – click here to access.At the end of this e-mail you will find a list of some of the local vaccine sites and contact information.
PLEASE NOTE: Appointments fill up very quickly. It might be necessary to try a number of different locations a number of times. Also, please note that additional appointments and locations are opening up as more vaccine doses become available.
Governor DeSantis has expressed an interest in utilizing houses of worship as vaccine sites. We are in contact with local government and health officials to see whether our shul could host a vaccine site. We will share any further details should they become available.
CoVID Vaccine WhatsAPP
In order to share, on an ongoing basis, the most up to date information about vaccine availability we have created a YIH CoVID Vaccine WhatsApp Group. This group will be used to share the latest information about vaccine availability and locations. To join this WhatsApp group click here. Please share this link with others in South Florida who may benefit from (or who might be able to contribute to) this WhatsApp Group.
Vaccines are becoming available as the country is experiencing a serious spike in CoVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths. CoVID is not over. We urge you to remain careful and (most importantly) patient. Now is not the time to let our guard down.
Though we do not have a secret supply of vaccine to provide, please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of any assistance. If you can use help accessing the websites for appointments or if you would need a ride to your vaccination site, please let us know and and we will refer you to a volunteer willing to help. If you would like to volunteer in these ways, please reply to this e-mail.
Tri County CoVID Vaccine Information
(Subject to change, and not an exhaustive list. Please check details of each location to ensure your eligibility)
(The vaccines will be given at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St. in Miami, by appointment only.)
2) Baptist Health South Florida: baptisthealth-coronavirus.com/en/vaccine
3) Hard Rock Stadium: A drive-thru site; Walk-ins are not allowed. To register, call 1-888-499-0840.
4) Mount Sinai Medical Center: Mount Sinai is providing vaccines to Miami-Dade County residents who are 75 or older and for existing patients 65 or older. Call 305-674-2312.
5) Jackson Health System: www.safeatjackson.org
(Miami-Dade’s public hospital network has started vaccines for seniors at three locations.
Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center, 1611 NW 12 Ave., Miami.
Jackson South Medical Center, 9333 SW 152 St., Miami.
North Dade Health Center, 16555 NW 25 Ave., Opa-locka.)
(The sites are:
Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek.
Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142 Ave.
Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84.
Holiday Park, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale.
Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill.)
7) Memorial Healthcare System: www.mhs.net.
A “MyChart” portal is available to current Memorial patients to make an appointment electronically at https://mychart.mhs.net/mychart.
Otherwise, call 954-276-4340 to register.
8) Cleveland Clinic Florida: www.clevelandclinicflorida.org
9) Holy Cross Health: www.holy-cross.com/covidvaccine or call 954-267-7600.
10) Broward Health: BrowardHealth.org
(Inter Miami CF Stadium at Lockhart Park, 1350 NW 55 St. in Fort Lauderdale.)
11) Palm Beach County has no drive-thru sites yet. People 65 and older can get appointments by emailing the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone number and date of birth. Vaccines will not be given without an appointment, and sites have not been confirmed