Here’s when the FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site will close for good

ORLANDO, Fla. — In just one day, the large Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 vaccination site in Orange County will close up shop.

In 12 weeks, federal personnel have helped vaccinate more than 200,000 people or about 2% of the 10 million vaccinated statewide.

The site will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Going forward, those looking for a shot will need to visit their local pharmacy or go to a pop-up location to get vaccinated.

Since March, the site has offered both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Ruel Thorpe chose to get his first dose of Pfizer even though the site is closing tomorrow. He said he will get his second dose at a local pharmacy.

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Federal personnel have already downsized the site. There are four fewer tents and packing up is already underway.

Gary Akers said it took about 20 minutes to get his COVID-19 vaccination. He urges others to come before the site is closed for good.

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“Get it,” he said. “Get your shot. Just get your shot.”

There are 3,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine available for Monday and Tuesday.

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Cierra Putman

Cierra Putman,

Cierra Putman flew south to join Eyewitness News in July 2016.

Katlyn Brieskorn,

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