Vaccination pod in Oviedo to close this weekend

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — It was the first big county-run COVID-19 vaccination pod to open in the state, and it’s one of the last to remain open.

But on Saturday, the vaccine pod at the Oviedo Mall will shut down operations for good.

There has been a drop-off of people going to the vaccine pod. On Friday, 200 people showed up to get their second dose today. This week continued to see between 40 and 70 walk-ins for a first dose, mainly because people heard they were closing this weekend.

READ: Judge rules for Florida on CDC order blocking cruise ships

However, officials are helping people find a place to get their second dose after the pod closes.

The health department will offer a five-day-per-week operation for those looking for a shot.

About 55% of the county’s eligible population has been vaccinated.

READ: ‘Like a thief in the night’: Black, Latino, Native American people more likely to die from COVID-19, CDC says

It’s possible the Seminole County could resurrect the pod, but in a different, larger setting if booster shots are needed.

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.