ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida is set to start vaccinating its students this week after receiving 6,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
University officials said the 6,000 doses will be made available to students living in the Orlando area during a clinic on campus at the Pegasus Ballroom this week.
Officials said more information about the event will be forwarded directly to eligible students.
Dr. Michael Deichen, associate vice president of UCF Student Health Services, released a statement on Monday urging students living both in the Orlando area and outside of the region to look into vaccination opportunities near them.
“Achieving wide community vaccination is such a critical element to our ability to end this pandemic and all be together again,” Deichen said in the statement. “I know how badly our students are craving a return to normal, and vaccines are key in getting us there.”
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