Orange County

All firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Orange County Convention Center

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — More people will be eligible to get vaccinated at the Orange County Convention Center.

All firefighters, law enforcement officers and teachers are eligible to be vaccinated at the site regardless of their age, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced Monday.

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The following people are able to be vaccinated at the convention center:

  • People 65 and older (must be a Florida resident or part-time resident)
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff (any age)
  • Health care professions with direct patient contact (any age)
  • All educators and staff in schools/colleges/licensed day cares (any age)
  • Sworn law enforcement officers and firefighters (any age)
  • Extremely medically vulnerable/high-risk (any age – must have required state form)
  • Those who work in the pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) (any age)
  • Those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers (any age)
  • Child care workers employed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (any age)

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The county is able to vaccinate 3,000 people a day at the site.

Orange County health officer Raul Pino said there are plenty of vaccination appointments available for Tuesday.

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Click here to make a vaccination appointment.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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