3 Orange County high schools offering coronavirus vaccines to students, staff

Students 16 and 17 need parent, guardian consent

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Three Orange County high schools will host vaccine events Wednesday as part of the county’s initiative to offer more locations and reach all populations.

The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Evans, Jones and Colonial high schools for students and staff 18 years or older. Then from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the high schools will offer shots to students 16 and 17 with a parents or guardian present. The sites will also offer shots to students’ families and community members.

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The Pfizer vaccine shots are available first come, first serve.

The high school vaccine sites are a collaboration with the Department of Health in Orange County and Health Hero Florida.

The high schools are among several mobile vaccine sites Mayor Jerry Demings announced during a news conference last week as the county shifts away from the Orange County Convention Center site and more community-driven vaccine events.

Beginning Thursday, the Goldenrod Recreation Center’s Gymnasium will host a vaccine event through Friday. That site is by appointment or walk-up from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The South Trail Branch library on Orange Blossom Trail also continues to offer vaccines seven days a week.

A list of mobile sites is available at ocfl.net/vaccine.

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