COVID19


The spread of the COVID-19 and its variants is very dynamic, and information changes daily. We urge you to wear masks when indoors and in crowded places, wash your hands often, use sanitizers, observe social distancing, get tested and get vaccinated. Limit socialized with unvaccinated persons even family members. Take these steps to help keep you, your family, neighbors and co- workers safe from COVI-19 and its variations.

For More Information
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES
For the latest updates on COVID-19, visit FloridaHealth.gov, email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or call the Florida Department of Health at 866-779-6121 or 954-412-7300 in Broward. Or, you can visit the federal government website at Covid.gov. As of May 10, 2022 Broward County is no longer operating under a Local State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.

Vaccine – Age eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is age 5+ for Pfizer and age 18+ for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends booster shots in certain populations. Vaccination Site Locations in Florida

Testing – DOH-Broward continues to operate a limited number of free COVID-19 Broward test site locations. You may also be eligible to order free at-home test kits online from the federal government. Test Site Locations in Florida.

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SICKLE CELL


Sickle cell conditions are inherited from parents in much the same way as blood type, hair color and texture, eye color and other physical traits. The types of hemoglobin a person makes in the red blood cells depend upon what hemoglobin genes the person inherits from his or her parents. Like most genes, hemoglobin genes are inherited in two sets, one from each parent.

For more information: https://sicklecellspeaks.com
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County, Inc.
3900 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL33309
(954) 524-4920

Examples:
If one parent has Sickle Cell Anemia (SS disease) and the other is Normal, all of the children will have sickle cell trait.
If one parent has Sickle Cell Anemia (SS) and the other has Sickle Cell Trait (AS), there is a 50% chance (or 1 out of 2) of having a baby with either sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait with each pregnancy.

When both parents have Sickle Cell Trait, they have a 25% chance (1 of 4) of having a baby with sickle cell disease with each pregnancy.
Types of Sickle Cell Disease - There are several types of sickle cell disease. The most common are:
• Hemoglobin SS Disease  • Hemoglobin SC Disease  • Sickle Beta-Plus Thalassemia  • Sickle Beta-Zero Thalassemia.
The majority of individuals with sickle cell disease have hemoglobin S, but some make a different type of abnormal hemoglobin like hemoglobin
C, hemoglobin D, or hemoglobin E. Also, some individuals can have sickle cell disease because of co-inheritance of beta thalassemia. It is important to speak to your physician to understand what type you have.