‘We want to go back to normal’: UCF begins vaccinating thousands of students on campus

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The University of Central Florida will begin to vaccinate thousands of students with COVID-19 shots on Wednesday.

The university will vaccinate 6,000 students with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The shots will be administered at the student union building Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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As of Wednesday morning, all appointments were booked.

Students told Channel 9 that they are all for it.

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“I think it’s good for us, the students,” said Javier Herrera. “We want to go back to normal, and I plan to get vaccinated as soon as I can.”

Since January, UCF has administered more than 3,300 COVID-19 vaccinations to students and employees 65 and older, those working in health care, employees of the university and others eligible under state guidelines.

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Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.