Orange County Convention Center still has vaccination appointments available

Appointments available for residents 65 and older

COVID-19 vaccine shots aren’t going to waste at Orange County Convention Center site
COVID-19 vaccine shots aren’t going to waste at Orange County Convention Center site

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The appointment website to schedule a shot at the Orange County Convention Center reopened Monday and more than 24 hours later, there were still appointments available, according to county leaders.

The vaccine appointment portal reopened at 9 a.m. on Monday with limited availability. By Tuesday at 4 p.m., the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said there was still “plenty of availability” even though the registration website says capacity has been reached.

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A spokesman said there are slots open every day for the rest of this week to those 65 and older. Instructions on how to book are available below.

[INSTRUCTIONS BELOW: Read step-by-step guide to book vaccination appointment]

“Thousands of appointments will be available to anyone who is 65 years or older and who is a Florida resident,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said during a news conference last week.

Residents are encouraged to create an account in advance so they’re ready to book their appointment when the time comes.

Residents can pre-register at OCFL.net/vaccines where they can also sign up for email updates to learn more about vaccine distribution. Here is the direct link to register.

The county will also provide updates via text if people text OCFLCOVID to 888777.

Anyone who is able to secure a vaccination appointment but doesn’t have a means of transportation to the Orange County Convention Center can dial 311 or call 407-836-3111 to coordinate with LYNX for a possible free transportation option, county officials said.

Vaccines are also available to qualified individuals at other locations throughout the county. Click here for a full list of vaccination sites in Orange County.

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