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DOH-Orange Wraps Up COVID-19 Vaccinations at the Convention Center

By Kent Donahue

June 03, 2021


Kent Donahue



ORLANDO, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County wrapped up its COVID-19 mass vaccination drive-thru Point of Dispensing (POD) event at the Orange County Convention Center on Friday, May 21, 2021. That day, like the previous days, the Department’s staff started early in preparation for the day’s vaccination appointments.

It was a long journey since that cold morning on Saturday, December 26, 2020 when the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered at the convention center. Except for a couple of days, the POD operated Monday through Saturday each week and a few Sundays as well. After 123 days, the POD administered a total of 280,541 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the convention center.

There were plenty of long hours and milestones as the vaccination totals surpassed 75,000, then 100,000, 150,000 and then 250,000 doses. Thank you to each Florida Department of Health in Orange County staff member that participated in the POD. In addition, thank you to our partners who supported our efforts and made the event a success: Orange County, Orange County Convention Center, Orange County Fire & Rescue Department, Orlando Fire Department and the many contractors!

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