West Campus Vaccination Site Opens Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A Message from Paul Rooney, Assistant Vice President, Operations

As you know, our West Campus has been selected as a vaccination site by our federal and state emergency management and healthcare leaders. Setup for the site began last week, and the site will officially open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. It is estimated that this community vaccination site will serve more than 2,000 individuals per day. During this time, there will be increased traffic and activity on and around West Campus while federal and state COVID-19 response teams administer the COVID-19 vaccine. We strongly suggest that you avoid the area if possible.

For those who are working or have business on campus, we request that you use the South Kirkman Road or the Metrocenter Blvd. entrance/exit. The North Kirkman Road entrance will be designated as an entrance only and used solely for the vaccination site. Resource Avenue will be closed. Parking Lots E, F, D and G are being utilized for the vaccination site and will remain inaccessible for faculty, staff and students for the duration of site operations, which will continue for at least eight weeks. Please use Parking Lots A, B or C while on campus.

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As a reminder, while we are honored to host and work with our partners, Valencia College will not be involved with the operations (setup, determining eligibility, scheduling, etc.) or administration of the vaccines. The entire operation will be run by state and federal teams. Currently, the site is planned to be open for:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older;
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older.

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.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this event, please contact your West Campus Security team at 407-299-5000, extension 1000, or reach out to me directly at prooney@valenciacollege.edu or 321-689-7077.

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