Orange County vaccination efforts undaunted by J&J pause

County still has 30,000 J&J doses, Dr. Pino says

Mobile vaccination site to open at Barber Park in Orange County
Mobile vaccination site to open at Barber Park in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is doing little to slow Orange County’s vaccination efforts.

“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine that we have should not affect distribution in our county, because we were not doing to begin with that many Johnson & Johnson,” Dr. Raul Pino from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said.

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Pino said the county still has 30,000 doses of the J&J vaccine that it is holding onto until a decision is made about whether it should be distributed again.

At the same time, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced a slew of new opportunities for people to make appointments to get vaccinated.

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The mayor announced the next location for the county’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination program would be at the Silver Star Park Gymnasium at 2801 N. Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando, offering the Pfizer vaccine.


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