Camping World Stadium vaccination site opened Tuesday

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — More than 100 people have now received a shot at the new Camping World Stadium vaccination site.

The site opened for the first time on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Alejandro Herdocia said he was unsure about getting the vaccine, but with the rise in cases, he felt it was time.

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“I think it’s time,” Herdocia said. “I think I wanted to see the numbers prove themselves a little bit. Everybody seems to be coming outside a lot more, a lot more gatherings. It just probably seems like the safer thing to do.”

Orange County officials told Channel 9 that by 4:30 p.m. 141 people had receieved the vaccine.

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On Monday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said the vaccination site was being moved to Camping World Stadium from Barnett Park in order to shorten the line.

“It helps to relieve backup at Barnett Park because we were doing testing and vaccinations there,” Demings said.

“We got her about 11:30 a.m. and after 15 minutes we are out the door,” said Eddie Depass.

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Eddie came to Camping World to get his daughter a shot.

“She’s going to boarding school. She was scheduled for a shot on Saturday, and I said ‘no’ let’s do it before she gets there in case had any adverse reaction,” Depass said.

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The site offers both the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccine.

The site will be open 7 days a week, starting at 9 a.m.

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