Orange County Convention Center vaccine site to close at the end of May, focus shifts to mobile pods

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County leaders said they’re planning to close the convention center vaccine site at the end of next month.

They’ll be transitioning to smaller pods around the community.

Health staff will give the very last first dose of Pfizer at the convention center on May 5.

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They’ll use the rest of the month to get the second doses in, but then the format will change.

The county said it’s most focused on younger people now.

The mobile vaccination program will start with a site at Barber Park next week. The site will be able to vaccinate about 1,000 people a day in a drive-through format.

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Another site opens Friday at Bravo grocery store on Oak Ridge Road.


Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.