Storms force closure of Valencia College FEMA vaccination site

Site will reopen Monday

FEMA site at Valencia College begins offering J&J shots

ORLANDO, Fla. – Operations at the FEMA-backed vaccination site located at the Valencia College west campus have shut down Sunday due to storms moving through Central Florida.

Officials initially announced inclement weather pushed back the start of its operations, but later provided an update that the site would remain closed and reopen Monday.

[TRENDING: Why you shouldn’t laminate vax card | Man found dead in truck after fiery crash near UCF | Florida sees rise in cases]

Most of Central Florida was under a severe thunderstorm watch as storms moved through the region. The severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for Marion and Flagler counties. Many areas saw hail and heavy downpours as a storm system moved through just before 11 a.m.

[PHOTOS: Central Florida sees hail, heavy downpours as strong storms move through region]

The vaccination site typically runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with it now offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The campus was selected as a federally supported site back in February 2021.

You can find a full list of state-supported vaccine sites and the vaccines offered at each by clicking here.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

About the Author:

Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.