Key takeaways and updates from Orange County’s COVID-19 press conference

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — On Monday, Mayor Jerry Demings spoke at a news conference in Orange County, giving the latest COVID-19 updates. Here are the key takeaways from Monday’s news conference.

- The 14-day average positivity rate for COVID-19 in Orange County 7%.

- Free COVID-19 testing is available at

- The Orange County Convention Center vaccination site run by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is currently booked for appointments.

- Please cancel any unwanted appointments to allow openings for others.

- Later this week, an announcement will be made regarding when appointments will open up again at the Orange County Convention Center.

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On Friday, April 16, 2021, AdventHealth is offering the COVID-19 vaccine for residents 16 years old and up.  This site will offer the Pfizer brand vaccination (4,600 appointments total). A consent form for individuals under 18 years old is required and a parent/guardian must be present with a minor.

Online appointments are required, no walk-ups will be accommodated.

Visit to schedule.

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The Barber Park Drive-Thru site is booked this week for online appointments. However, walk-ups from 5 p.m. though 7 p.m. are still available from April 12 through April 16.

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The events are free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines at each event. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

-Thursday, April 15, 2021 Bravo Supermarket 13024 Narcoossee Rd., Orlando, FL 32832 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

-Friday, April 16, 2021

999 N Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Mexican Consulate Facilities

2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

9 a.m. (until supply is exhausted)


Valencia College’s West Campus continues to offer the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until May 6, 2021. The site is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Walk-ups only.

Valencia College – West Campus

1800 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

REMINDER: Residents ages 16 and 17:

- Must have a parent or guardian register them (if the vaccination site requires appointments) or provide evidence of emancipation.

- Must bring a completed consent form.

- Must be accompanied by a legal guardian during the vaccination.

- Are currently only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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- For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit

- The next news conference is scheduled for April 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm.