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April 15, 2021 7:40 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/15/2021


APPOINTMENTS NOW OPEN AT CONVENTION CENTER

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 16, 2021, at 9 a.m., the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the convenient drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center.


Hundreds of appointments will be available each day from Monday, April 19, 2021 through Saturday April 24, 2021. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year-old residents, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.


Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for more information.


NEW ORANGE COUNTY MOBILE VACCINATION SITE

Orange County Government’s mobile vaccination site at Barber Park will continue serving the surrounding community until Friday, April 16, 2021. The mobile site will return to Barber Park at a later date to provide pre-scheduled second doses.


Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, the mobile site will be at Silver Star Recreation Center, and will operate during the following times and hours:

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 24, 2021
    Silver Star Recreation Center
    2801 N Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818
    Appointments only: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
     Walk-ups only: Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or until capacity is reached.

The site will administer up to 1,000 Pfizer-brand vaccines per day. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year old residents, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.


Appointments are now open. For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES FOR HOMEBOUND RESIDENTS

Residents who are homebound or do not have reliable access to transportation may be eligible for the Florida Department of Health’s and Florida Division of Emergency Management’s homebound vaccination program.


Residents can visit ocfl.net/HomeboundVaccine to access a request form. After the form is submitted, the Florida Division of Emergency Management will review the request.


For more information, please email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or call 3-1-1.


VACCINE OPPORTUNITY IN PINE HILLS AND HOLDEN HEIGHTS

Orange County Fire Rescue Division continues its COVID-19 vaccination outreach program. Medical staff from Fire Rescue, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and the Florida Department of Emergency Management will be at the following locations for one day only to provide vaccines to residents who are 18 years old and older.

  • Monday April 26, 2021
    Pine Hills Community Center
    6408 Jennings Road, Orlando, FL 32818
    Appointments only: 407-254-9107
  • Tuesday April 27, 2021
    Holden Heights Community Center
    1201 20th St., Orlando, FL 32805
    Appointments only: 407-836-6770

For more information about vaccine efforts in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


#IGOTMYSHOT

Yesterday, Orange County Government Mayor Demings, Orlando Mayor Dyer and other officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando – revealed the “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign designed to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths, highlight trusted voices in the community, and encourage residents to get vaccinated.


The goal of the campaign is to reach the desired “community immunity” level of 79 percent as soon as possible. To track vaccination progress or for more information, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.

Prior Updates

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April 13, 2021 10:02 AM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/12/2021


The 14-day average positivity rate for COVID-19 in Orange County 7%. Testing is still important.  Free COVID-19 testing is available at ocfl.net/testing.


The Orange County Convention Center vaccination site run by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is currently booked for appointments. Please cancel any unwanted appointments to allow openings for others. Later this week, an announcement will be made regarding when appointments will open up again at the Orange County Convention Center.


NEW: VACCINES THROUGH ADVENTHEALTH

Thanks to a partnership with Orange County Government and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, on Friday, April 16, 2021, AdventHealth is offering the COVID-19 vaccine for residents 16 years old and up.  This site will offer the Pfizer brand vaccination (4,600 appointments total). A consent form for individuals under 18 years old is required and a parent/guardian must be present with a minor.


Online appointments are required, no walk-ups will be accommodated. Visit ocfl.net/vaccine to schedule.


ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCHES MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM

Today, Orange County Government launched its Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Program to help serve residents closer to their own communities and reach underserved and minority residents.


The Barber Park Drive-Thru site is booked this week for online appointments. However, walk-ups from 5 p.m. though 7 p.m. are still available from April 12 through April 16.


Future sites will be determined based on vaccine supply from the Department of Health in Orange County. For information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES AT BRAVO SUPER MARKETS

Bravo Supermarkets, Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management are hosting vaccination events at two Bravo Supermarkets on April 15 and 16, 2021. The events are free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines at each event. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Bravo Supermarket
    13024 Narcoossee Rd., Orlando, FL 32832
     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    999 N Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

VACCINES AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Sunday, April 18, 2021
    Mexican Consulate Facilities
    2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
     9 a.m. (until supply is exhausted)

For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES AT VALENCIA COLLEGE

Valencia College’s West Campus continues to offer the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until May 6, 2021.  Recently, there has not been any wait time. The site is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Walk-ups only.

  • Valencia College – West Campus
    1800 Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
     7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


REMINDER: Residents ages 16 and 17:

April 9, 2021 1:27 PM

Key Takeaways Orange County News Conference – 4/08/2021


Quick Facts


ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCHES MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM

Orange County Government has launched its own Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Program in order to serve residents closer to their own communities and reach underserved and minority residents. Selected sites will be located where the percentage of vaccinated residents is low.


The upcoming mobile vaccination site will be:

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 – Friday, April 16, 2021
     
    Barber Park (Drive-Thru Site)
    3701 Gatlin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32812
    Appointments only/preferred: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for appointments.
     Walk-ups only: 5-7 p.m.

Able to vaccinate 1,000 per day (Pfizer vaccine given)


Vaccines will be available for Florida residents 16 years old and older. However, for ages 16 and 17, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a vaccine consent form, as well as be present at the time of vaccination. Future sites will be determined based on vaccine supply from the Department of Health in Orange County.


For appointments and information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


VACCINES AT BRAVO SUPER MARKETS

In partnership with Bravo Supermarkets, Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will host a vaccination event tomorrow at the Bravo Supermarket located at 4065 W. Oak Ridge Rd. in Orlando. The event is free and open to Florida residents. The site will administer 400 Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Interested residents are urged to arrive early, as supply is limited.

  • Friday, April 9, 2021
    Bravo Supermarket
    4065 W. Oak Ridge Rd., Orlando, FL 32809
     Walk–ups only: 9 a.m. until capacity is reached

For additional vaccination sites in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.


CANCEL UNWANTED COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Important: If you have signed up for an appointment at the Convention Center and then receive a vaccine at another location, please cancel your appointment.


If you do not cancel unwanted appointments, you are taking up a valuable opportunity for those seeking to be vaccinated.


To cancel your appointment, log into your CDR Maguire account at patientportalfl.com, then go to “My Vaccinations” and cancel from that screen. For assistance, call 844-770-8548.


TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTIONS

Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond announced that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections received by Orange County for February 2021 were $10,317,000, a 63.3% decrease compared to February 2020.


For more information, visit the Office of the Comptroller’s website to read its news release.