Orange County announces mobile COVID-19 vaccination program for vulnerable communities

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Beginning Monday, Orange County will open its first mobile vaccination site for minority and statistically vulnerable communities.

The program, which was announced by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings last week, is part of the county’s Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

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The first mobile vaccination site will be at Barber Park and will run from April 12 through April 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaccinations will be available to those 16 and older with proof of Florida residency.

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Minors must have a parent/guardian present at the time of vaccination.

Orange County Director of Public Safety Danny Banks said the mobile site is part of the county’s effort to get the vaccine to those in areas of high need.

“We’re fortunate our Mobile Program is the first time the County is able to be in full control of location and vaccine allocation, so we believe this is a tremendous opportunity to help better serve our community,” Banks said.

Officials said they will offer up to 1,000 vaccines per day.

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