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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ORANGE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS RECENT EFFORTS IN PROVIDING COVID-19 VACCINE

By Kent Donahue

February 25, 2021

Contact:
Kent Donahue

Kent.donahue@flhealth.gov

ORLANDO, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange), in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Orange County has been providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the Orange County Convention Center.

This past Wednesday, DOH-Orange surpassed the milestone of 100,000 vaccine doses provided at the Orange County Convention Center drive through vaccination site. In concert with weekly Outreach Team activities, in partnership with Orange County Fire & Rescue, that conduct vaccination efforts in the community, that number exceeds the 102,000 doses administered mark.

DOH-Orange’s convention center vaccination site runs Monday through Saturday each week and started operations on December 26, 2020. Those first three days were dedicated to vaccinating local EMS personnel and firefighters. Then on December 29, 2020, DOH-Orange’s convention center site started vaccinating members of the general public that were 65 years of age and older and had an appointment.

When combining DOH-Orange’s vaccination numbers with those of the local hospitals and pharmacies, the total number of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Orange County as of February 24, 2021, is 222,204. Of that total, 192,995 were Orange County residents and 29,209 were non-residents.

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County continues to fight to protect health of the public as the safe rollout of COVID-19 vaccine continues. For more information on COVID-19 cases, prevention and the vaccination effort, visit the state’s COVID-19 Response website at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ .

 

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