Seminole reports low turnout as county holds first vaccine pod at Seminole High

SANFORD, Fla. — Children 12 to 15 can now get the COVID-19 vaccine in Seminole County.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, Seminole County jumped into action, becoming one of the first counties to start offering the vaccine.

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At a vaccine pod held at Seminole High School, officials said there were only 20 students who signed up to get the vaccine.

According to the county, nearly 45% of residents who are eligible to get the vaccine have done so.

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That is why the county has started setting up vaccine pods at local schools.

For parents like Tammie Cooper, the convenience makes a difference.

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“It gives me some peace and comfort you know for his safety and the safety of people around him like myself,” she said.

The county said they have plans for other pods at Lake Brantley and Winter Springs later this week.

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Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

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