COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Message from Paul Rooney, Assistant Vice President, Operations

The West Campus state/FEMA COVID vaccination site will remain open until Wednesday May 26, 2021, four weeks longer than originally planned. The site is now offering vaccinations for persons 40 years and older.

Starting Monday, April 5, 2021, the site will offer vaccinations for persons 18 years and older, as well as 16- and 17-year-olds who are accompanied by a parent or have a form signed by their parents to authorize them to get the shot.

The site will administer approximately 3,000 first doses per day of the Pfizer vaccine through Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in addition to the previously scheduled second doses. The first-dose vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

We anticipate that the site will only offer the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Wednesday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for those scheduled that week. If you’re scheduled for your second dose, regardless of the date, please do your best to keep your appointment. Also, please bring your vaccination card to your appointment.

Vaccines are being distributed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or as long as supplies are available each day. Individuals are served on a first-come, first-served, walk-up basis. When coming to the West Campus for the vaccine, please remember to use the North entrance (the entrance nearest Wawa).

Although pre-registration is not necessary, the state has a preregistration system for COVID-19 vaccinations. To preregister in Florida, individuals can either call the designated phone number for their county or visit myvaccine.fl.gov.

As details about the West Campus state/FEMA COVID vaccination site are rapidly evolving, please check Central Florida’s local news websites for future updates. You can also stay updated on vaccine site locations on the Florida Department of HealthOrange County Government and Osceola County Government websites.

As you’re planning your vaccination, a reminder that for a limited time, Valencia College will provide a maximum of 12 hours of paid time off for employees (on an as-needed basis) to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and/or recover from the side effects. For details, click here.

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