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.
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“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.
🍊💪 @DohOrange will reopen online appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at @OCCC with limited appt. availability Monday, March 1, at 9 a.m. Appointments are only for Florida residents who are 65+.— Orange County FL (@OrangeCoFL) February 25, 2021
✅ Set up your account early: https://t.co/5hXVu8Gfjz pic.twitter.com/1gcWeQIFe4
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.
🍊@DohOrange reabrirá las citas en línea para las vacunas contra COVID-19 en el @OCCC, el lunes 1ro. de marzo, a las 9am. Las citas para vacunas sólo están disponibles para residentes de Florida mayores de 65 años.— Orange County FL (@OrangeCoFL) February 25, 2021
✅ Configure su cuenta con anticipación: https://t.co/CfkLO1Squh pic.twitter.com/IdANUeUa7M
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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