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– World Health Organization
– Center For Disease Control (US)
– Public Health Agency of Canada (CAN)
– OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Website
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Where to get vaccinations in Central Florida
By Kate Santich - Orlando Sentinel from May 4, 2021
Several of Central Florida’s largest COVID-19 vaccinations sites have started closing down operations, but there are still plenty of smaller walk-up and drive-through clinics providing vaccines.
All Florida residents 16 and older are eligible for the Pfizer shot, although 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a signed consent form — or both. All Florida residents 18 and over can receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
There’s also a statewide email address for homebound seniors to register to have the COVID-19 vaccine brought directly to them. To request vaccination, email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or call 1-866-779-6121.
We have compiled a list of vaccination sites across Central Florida that will be updated frequently.
Caution: Beware of scams. Do not fill out Eventbrite vaccine registration forms unless they are provided through a county’s website or the links in this list, and do not register for a vaccination appointment that requires payment. However, many providers ask for insurance information if you have coverage.
ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, 9800 International Dr., Orlando: Now open for second Pfizer doses only. The site is slated to close altogether on May 22. For appointment help, contact CDR Maguire at 844-770-8548 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: Vary, based on appointments.
BARNETT PARK, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando: open through May 30, seven days a week, no appointment necessary. Pre-registration at https://www.patientportalfl.com/s/ is recommended in order to save time onsite. Available for drive-through, pedestrians and bicyclists. Offering Pfizer vaccine. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SOUTH TRAIL BRANCH, 4600 Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando: walk-up vaccinations only with no appointments needed. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or while daily allotment lasts), seven days a week.
GOLDENROD PARK RECREATION CENTER GYMNASIUM, 4863 N. Goldenrod Rd., Winter Park: Walk-up site opening Tuesday and offering Pfizer vaccine. Bring proof of residency; 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Hours: Closed Mondays; Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MEADOW WOODS RECREATION CENTER GYMNASIUM, 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando: Walk-up site opening Tuesday and offering Pfizer vaccine. Bring proof of residency; 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Hours: Closed Mondays; Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SOUTH ECON RECREATION CENTER, 3850 S. Econlockatchee Trail, Orlando: Walk-up site opening Tuesday and offering Pfizer vaccine. Bring proof of residency; 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Hours: Closed Mondays; Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WEST ORANGE RECREATION CENTER, 309 S.W. Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden: Walk-up site opening Tuesday and offering Pfizer vaccine. Bring proof of residency; 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Hours: Closed Mondays; Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VALENCIA COLLEGE’S WEST CAMPUS, 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando: offering Johnson & Johnson vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis and second doses of Pfizer to anyone who received a first dose there. Site closing on May 25. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
NIGHT LITE PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE, 5900 South John Young Parkway, Orlando: offering Moderna vaccine by appointment only. Sign up at https://www.nightlitepediatrics.com/covid-19-vaccine. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
MAITLAND PRIMARY CARE, 1035 Orlando Ave., #201, Winter Park: offering the Moderna vaccine. Call 407-678-3255 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours: By appointment.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, WINTER GARDEN, 13275 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden: One-day walk-up clinic on Tuesday, no appointment needed, offering Moderna vaccine. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ORLANDO VA MEDICAL CENTER, 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando: located in the fourth-floor auditorium of the Lake Nona facility, offering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines by appointment and to walk-ins. To schedule, call 407-631-0499 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. All veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers are eligible, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LAKE BALDWIN VA MEDICAL CENTER, 5201 Raymond St., Orlando: located in Auditorium B of the facility. Appointments and walk-ins welcome. To schedule, call 407-631-0499. All veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers are eligible, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pfizer vaccine offered Monday through Wednesday; Johnson & Johnson vaccine offered Thursday and Friday.
Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for vaccine information or dial 3-1-1.
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has also launched a request form for businesses within the county that want to hold vaccine clinics on site for employees. Go to http://orange.floridahealth.gov/about-us/expanded-alerts.html to sign up.
Seniors who lack transportation may qualify for a free ride from LYNX. You must have a scheduled appointment at the Orange County Convention Center before calling 407-836-3111 to request a scheduled ride. Seniors also may ride LYNX to the Valencia College site, which does not require an appointment.
OVIEDO MALL, 1360 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo (enter from the parking lot closest to District Eat & Play): This site has changed from appointment-only to appointments “preferred.” New appointments are posted each Thursday. at seminolecountyfl.gov/ and can be booked through eventbrite.com. Currently offering the Pfizer vaccine. Hours: Vary, based on appointments. Walk-in accepted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily as supply allows.
HINDU SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, 1994 E. Lake Drive, Casselberry: Open May 7 only. Offering Pfizer vaccine by appointment. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment. Book online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-vaccine-appointment-sign-up-hindu-society-tickets-152712255467.
CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS, 3755 W Seminole Blvd., Sanford: One-day vaccination clinic, Saturday only, offering Pfizer vaccine. Anyone receiving the vaccine on site will receive one free zoo general admission ticket voucher, while supplies last, good for general admission during regular business hours through June 30, 2022. Pre-registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-vaccine-appointment-sign-up-cf-zoo-tickets-153034916555 is required in order to guarantee a ticket voucher, but walk-in clients will be accepted. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
For technical assistance in booking appointments call 407-665-0000. See also PrepareSeminole.org or call the Seminole County Citizen Information Hotline Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 407-665-0000. Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to opt-in for alerts from Seminole County Emergency Management related to COVID-19.
Homebound residents should call the county’s Citizen’s Information Line at (407) 665-0000 to request an in-home vaccination visit. The request will be screened for eligibility, with paramedics scheduling in-home visits.
Homebound veterans who served in WW2 or the Korean War can put in a request for an in-home visit through the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
LAKE SQUARE MALL, 10401 US-441, Leesburg: The county’s state-supported vaccination site will be open for first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine until Tuesday, after which it will be open for second doses only through Tuesday, May 25. Appointments can be made through the state’s myvaccine.fl.gov website. Hours: vary by appointment.
DOH-LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH SITE, 560 W. DeSoto St., Clermont: Open for first or second doses Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary.
DOH-LAKE UMATILLA SITE, 249 E. Collins St., Umatilla: Open for first or second doses Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary.
Lake residents can call 1-833-540-2052, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777 or visit lake.florida.gov. Residents can preregister to be notified when immunization appointments are available by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov or calling 866-201-6909 (or 833-476-1031 for TTY users). Once available, individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment.
CENTRO CRISTIANO DIOS DE PACTOS CHURCH, 1130 Simmons Road, Kissimmee: This is an appointment-only site with preregistration required through the state vaccine portal, https://www.patientportalfl.com/s/?language=en_US, or by calling 1-866-201-6507. Residents will be contacted by the county’s vendor to schedule their first dose appointment; the Health Department will schedule the second dose. Residents age 16 and 17 can make an appointment to be vaccinated here but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only.
CHAMBERS PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 2380 Smith St., Kissimmee: Drive-up site open without appointment. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.
65th INFANTRY VETERANS PARK, 301 Buenaventura Blvd., Kissimmee: This walk-up site provides up to 200 shots a day. No appointments required. Hours: daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NIGHT LITE PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE, 1267 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee (The Loop): Offering Pfizer vaccine by appointment only. Sign up at https://www.nightlitepediatrics.com/covid-19-vaccine. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
VETERANS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, St. Cloud branch, 810 13th St., St. Cloud: Open Tuesday, no appointment necessary. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Residents 18 and older who have obtained an appointment for a COVID-19 shot and need transportation to the vaccine site at Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church can call 407-742-0000 between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday to find out how to qualify for a ride. Lynx needs at least 48 hours advance notice to schedule a ride through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Since the OEM does not operate on weekends, any ride needed for a Saturday or Monday must be made by the previous Thursday.
The county also is partnering with Prescriptions Unlimited in St. Cloud to provide vaccinations to home-bound patients 60 and older and home health providers. Providers seeking vaccinations for their staff or patients may call 407-892-7166 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required.
For more information, see osceola.org/covid19vaccinations/.
VOLUSIA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 3150 E New York Ave, DeLand: This state-supported vaccination site is winding down operations and is no longer offering first vaccine doses. Those who received a first-dose vaccine here should return on the date written on the back of their vaccination card for the second dose, arriving at the same time as their first appointment. For questions, call the Volusia County Citizens Information Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1-866-345-0345. Hours: As scheduled, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 28.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH in Volusia County, four locations: Vaccines are being offered at all offices, 421 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach; 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach; 717 W. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach; and 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 1-386-274-0500. Hours: By appointment.
For questions, call the Volusia County Citizens Information Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 866-345-0345.
DAYTONA BEACH VA CLINIC, 551 National Health Care Dr., Daytona Beach: open by appointment and to walk-ins. Shots available to all veterans, their spouses, widow and caretakers, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. To schedule an appointment, call 407-631-0499 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moderna vaccine offered Monday through Thursday; Johnson & Johnson offered on Friday.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Volusia County, visit Volusia.org/coronavirus. Note: Florida Medicaid is providing free transportation to receive a vaccine for qualifying individuals with Medicaid. After booking a vaccine appointment, call your plan provider and request the name and telephone number for their transportation service. Individuals not in a health plan may call 1-877-254-1055 to be connected with a transportation service.
VIERA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLINIC, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera: This state-run site offers the Moderna vaccine and no longer requires appointments. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
VIERA VA HEALTH CARE CENTER, 2900 Veterans Way, Melbourne: This is a VA-run site drive-up facility. Shots available with and without appointment to all veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. To schedule an appointment, call 407-631-0499 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Moderna vaccine offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Johnson & Johnson vaccine offered Tuesday and Thursday.
See brevard.floridahealth.gov. Call 1-866-201-5420 (or TTY 1-833-476-1525) for assistance.
Note: The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has closed its COVID-19 vaccine appointment portal and call center.
LAKELAND REGIONAL HEALTH, 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland: vaccines open to residents by appointment. See https://myLRH.org/vaccineform or call 1-863-904-1895 to schedule. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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