OMNI Healthcare opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments to public after “substantial” shipment of doses

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — OMNI Healthcare in Brevard County is partnering with local businesses to help administer COVID-19 vaccines to their employees.

L3Harris Technologies, based in Melbourne, will be the first company to join OMNI in such an effort.

The effort comes after OMNI says they received a “substantial” shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, allowing them to open their appointment line to the general public.

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OMNI CEO and President Dr. Craig Deligdish says they’ll be able to administer 3,000 vaccines a day in Brevard County and expect to receive a similar amount each week.

“Since we received a very large allocation of vaccine last week, we’ve been vaccinating every day throughout the weekend,” Dr. Deligdish says. “We’ve been accepting walk-ins because it’s hard to get the word out that we have vaccine and the capacity to vaccinate 3,000 folks a day in Brevard County.”

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Dr. Deligdish says they plan to provide an automated electronic scheduling app on their website by Tuesday, and will continue working with other large employers in Brevard County to administer vaccines to their employees.

“We don’t see that vaccine will be in short supply going forward,” Dr. Deligdish says.