Volusia leaders provide update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Seniors camped out overnight for shots

Long line: Volusia seniors camp overnight for COVID-19 vaccine

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County leaders held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss their latest plans for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens.

Volusia County Council Chair Jeff Brower, Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Administrator Patricia Boswell and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood spoke at the media event, which began at noon.

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Earlier this week, 1,000 elderly residents camped out overnight at the Daytona Beach Stadium in frigid temperatures so they could receive their dose the next morning.

A two-day vaccination event is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex in Deltona but all appointment slots were filled within 15 minutes of being made available.

The county expects to vaccinate 1,000 people each day of that event.

For more updates from the county leaders, visit www.volusia.org/coronavirus.