ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department’s headquarters was a site for a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday morning.
The department’s parking lot at 1250 W. South St. was the site of a clinic offering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson doses from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Dawn McCleary said she had reservations about getting the COVID-19 vaccine at first because she’s had bad reactions to shots in the past but she knew help would be nearby if she needed it.
“I’m at the police department. If anything’s going to go wrong, they’re going to help me. So, that’s why I’m here,” she said.
For her, the inoculation means she can feel safer while seeing her grandchildren and other loved ones.
“Let’s just all get vaccinated and then still protect ourselves. And then before you know it, the numbers will go back down, and we’ll be OK,” she said.
Crystal Fanton got the shot because she started a new job where she’ll need to be in an office.
“I talked to more people and so now I’m a little more open to the idea,” Fanton said.
Those between the ages of 12 and 17 were eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine with consent.
Anyone visiting the mobile vaccination site did not have to pre-register before heading out.
Vaccination efforts are ramping up as Central Florida and the entire state is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. In Orange County, the number of cases right now is similar to what was seen in January when the state saw its highest peak of new cases.
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