FEMA-supported vaccine site at Valencia College offering 1st doses of Pfizer once again

Site reopens after inclement weather closure

ORLANDO, Fla. – The vaccination site at Valencia College West Campus is offering first doses of the Pfizer vaccine again following the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week.

However, the site needed to close on two occasions Tuesday due to storms moving through Central Florida. The site closed first thing in the morning after 7 a.m. and then again at 12:45 p.m.

“This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the public and site staff,” the Florida public information officer for the site said in an email.

All people already registered and waiting on vaccines were accommodated using the site’s indoor facilities. Those who were in line prior to registering were asked to wait in their vehicles.

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The site reopened at 3 p.m., although officials are monitoring the weather and the situation could change.

Heriberto Centeno and his wife went to the site on Tuesday morning to get their shots.

“In the beginning, I tell my wife we are going to take the Johnson & Johnson because it’s only one shot but after I hear in the news that six women got problems with blood clots, I decided well we are going to take Pfizer,” Centeno said.

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