Orlando VA to host COVID-19 vaccine event for veterans 75 and older

Even open only to veterans receiving VA benefits

A health worker carries doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in a box at the Rene-Muret hospital in Servan near Paris, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. (Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP) (Thomas Samson, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake Nona will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday for veterans 75 and older who receive care at the VA.

The event is open to veterans 75 years and older who receive care from the VA and have not received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

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Vaccines will be available by appointment as well as open to walk-ins, as supply allows. To schedule a vaccination appointment veterans can call 407-631-0499 between Monday- Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or leave a voicemail during non-business hours.

The clinic runs from Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando. The vaccine clinic will be on the fourth floor auditorium.

Veterans also must be able to return to the Orlando VA for a second dose in 21 days.

According to a news release, the Orlando VA Medical Center will notify additional groups of veterans about vaccine events as more supplies arrive.