Amway Center vaccine event aimed at making shots available to downtown residents

Free shots will be available for anyone 18 or older

ORLANDO, Fla. – A COVID-19 vaccine event will be held at the Amway Center on May 13 to make shots more accessible to people living and working in downtown Orlando.

Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., signups can be found at this link.

The free shot will be available for anyone 18 or older interested in the Moderna vaccine.

The Florida Department of Health reports more than 133,000 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County.

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There has been a recent push to have COVID-19 vaccine events in downtown Orlando.

This past Sunday, 140 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered at the farmers market at Lake Eola.

This past Friday, 40 doses of the J&J vaccine were administered at The Beacham nightclub.

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“We are striving to make it as convenient as possible for our residents to receive the vaccine. We’re grateful for the Orlando Magic and AdventHealth and their partnership in hosting this event at the Amway Center which will allow residents in the downtown area easy access to this life-saving vaccine,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a news release.

The second dose of the Moderna vaccine will be administered on June 10.

Free parking will be available at the Geico Garage on May 13 and June 10.

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“I am grateful for the Orlando Magic, AdventHealth partnership here in the City of Orlando, and creating a vaccination site at the Amway Center near where some of our most vulnerable citizens reside,” Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill said. “As we know, those in the Black and brown communities are four times more likely to contract COVID and are three times more likely to die. Having the vaccine in this historically Black community will surely save the lives of many.”