FEMA vaccine sites in Florida resume use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

ORLANDO, Fla. — Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 vaccine sites have resumed administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The sites, including the one at the Valencia College West Campus in Orange County, are set to administer up to 3,000 doses per day.

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On Sunday, the Orlando FEMA site gave out less than 10% of its Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply, due partially to a shutdown due to weather. Demand increased on Monday, but demand was still low.

Officials said staff at the sites have received additional training, based off the guidance issued by CDC and FDA.

Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and appointments are not necessary.

The COVID-19 consent and screening form now has new language in the immunization screening guidance section to comply with recently issued guidance, officials said.

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Officials said anyone who received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination site will still be able to receive their second dose at the same site.

All FEMA vaccination sites will have the updated forms on-site, officials said.

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Health leaders said the state has not determined which day the mobile vaccination events will resume administering the J & J vaccine.

All planned mobile events are prepared to continue administering either Pfizer or Moderna.

The FEMA vaccination site at the Valencia College West Campus is located at 1800 S. Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811.