Orlando VA to host pair of vaccine clinics

No cost vaccinations for veterans who qualify

Pharmacist Brian Kiefer draws saline while preparing a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool) (Noah Berger)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando VA Medical Center is preparing to administer the Pfizer vaccine to qualifying veterans during a pair of COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

The clinics will be hosted on the fourth floor of the medical center on Saturday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

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In order to qualify, veterans must have already received care at the VA and be 75 years of age or older.

Veterans who receive care at the VA and who are also employed as firefighters, police and corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers and school staff could also receive the vaccine, even if they are younger than 75.

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The vaccines will be available to walk-ins and by appointment. To make an appointment, veterans should call 407-631-0499.

The second dose will be administered 21 days later at the same location.

The Orlando VA has a website set up with more information about the vaccine. You can find it here.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.