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300 Seniors to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Saturday, April 24, at Chen Senior Medical Center in Hallandale Beach

WHO: 300 at-risk Hallandale Beach area residents ages 50 and older; 20 Chen Senior Medical Center volunteers, including doctors, nurses, medical assistants and operations leaders, including German Lafaurie, M.D., primary care physician

WHAT: 300 pre-scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations will be safely administered by appointment only this Saturday as a community service. The one-day mass-vaccination event is being led by Chen Senior Medical Center primary care physicians working in partnership with the City of Hallandale Beach.

The Pfizer vaccines are being provided by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to better protect thousands of seniors in underserved neighborhoods from the coronavirus pandemic. The vaccines are among nearly 1,000 being administered at ChenMed sites in Florida this weekend. During the past seven weeks, Chen Senior Medical Centers in in South Florida have vaccinated 22,000 at-risk local seniors as a community service.

Strong visuals of seniors getting their lives back by receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

Download broadcast quality b-roll of seniors being vaccinated at Chen Senior Medical Center (in Miami). Also watch video of City of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joyce Cooper speaking about the partnership between the city and Chen Senior Medical Center.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday, April 24, 2021

WHERE: Chen Senior Medical Center
410 E. Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009 | 954-454-5777

WHY: In Florida  and across the nation, as shown in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity Report” updated on Apr. 19, 2021, underserved communities of color are not yet being sufficiently protected by COVID-19 vaccines.

HOW: Chen Senior Medical Center is part of ChenMed, a medical practice transforming care of the neediest populations through 75 centers in 10 states. The company’s Chen, Dedicated, and JenCare Senior Medical Centers are rapidly advancing COVID-19 vaccination initiatives targeting thousands of underserved seniors, in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

CONTACTS: Ivan Castillejo,, 305-206-8720 (at venue)
Jorge Santin,, 786-473-3660 (at venue)
James Brown,, 305-310-7214