ORLANDO, Fla. — Soldiers with 101st Airborne Division are lined up and ready to help vaccinate thousands of people at Orlando’s new FEMA vaccination site.
The site at Valencia College West Campus opens for first-come, first-served COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the site offered a trial run, vaccinating members of area law enforcement over the age of 50.
One of those Orlando police officers was Police Chief Orlando Rolon.
The Orlando Police Department has about 100 officers who are over the age of 50, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has 452. On Tuesday about 300 of them got their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the new site.
On Wednesday, the FEMA site will open for other people who are eligible for the vaccine in Florida, including people ages 65 and older, teachers, police officers and firefighters age 50 and over.
Officials said the site will give out vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis without appointments. The site will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.