PICTURED: Vaccine site opens near Orlando International Airport

AdventHealth plans to vaccinate 8,000 people by Friday and hopes to schedule additional qualifying seniors next week.

Orlando, Fla. — A new coronavirus vaccination site is opening at Orlando International Airport.

Appointments are already filled up through Friday, but officials with AdventHealth expect to open up more next week.

We know the community is eager to be vaccinated, and we ask for their continued patience as we launch this program and provide vaccinations as supplies are available,” said Dr. Scott Brady, CEO of AdventHealth Centra Care, which is operating the vaccination site.

AdventHealth expects to vaccinate 8,000 people through Friday.

Under state guidelines, vaccines are only being made available to healthcare workers and people 65 and older.

AdventHealth also released these items to note:

  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for receiving the vaccine.
  • The COVID vaccine requires two doses, and those who receive their first vaccine at the airport site will be asked to schedule their second vaccine appointment.
  • Proof of health care employment or age (for those 65 or older) is required upon registration.
  • As part of the vaccine process, those receiving the vaccine will be required to stay on-site for at least 15 minutes to ensure there are no adverse reactions. Most reported side effects are mild and include arm soreness, fatigue and headache.

Those who wish to be notified when they might be eligible to receive the vaccine, and when more vaccines will be available, can register for alerts at www.CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com.

Everyone receiving the vaccine will need to provide photo identification when they register at the site.

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