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.
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.
🍊💪 @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
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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