Orange County firefighters doing door knocks to notify seniors of at-home vaccine opportunities

Crews will return with free vaccines for residents

Orange County firefighters go door to door to offer elderly residents COVID-19 vaccines. (Image: Orange County Fire Rescue) (WKMG)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County firefighters are doing door knocks in communities for residents age 65 and older to notify them of at-home COVID-19 vaccine opportunities.

Orange County Fire Rescue officials said in a Facebook post Wednesday that crews are first going door to door to let seniors know that they are eligible to receive a shot at home and will return to the same communities in a few days with the actual vaccines.

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“For those who are unable to physically leave their communities or having difficulty scheduling appointments elsewhere, the vaccine will be brought to them,” the post read.

Our firefighters are going door to door in 65+ communities throughout Orange County, Florida to notify residents that...

Posted by Orange County Fire Rescue Department, Florida on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Orange County Fire Rescue officials said several 65-and-older communities will be visited and offered the free shots in an effort to get Florida’s elderly community vaccinated more quickly.

Seniors who are able to leave their homes and are looking to get vaccinated can use this interactive map to find a vaccination location near them. Details on how to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida can be found here.

As of now, Florida is vaccinating only three priority groups: Health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents and people 65 or older.