Valencia College in Orlando will host one of four federally-supported COVID vaccine sites in Florida

The sites open March 3 and will administer 2,000 vaccines per day.

Governor DeSantis on Friday announced the creation of four COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state of Florida in partnership with the federal government. The four sites will open in Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.

The Orlando site will be at Valencia College’s West Campus on 1800 South Kirkman Road. All four sites will open on Marc 3 and operate seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Additionally, each site will have two smaller “mobile satellite” site that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. The four sites plus their two satellites will offer a total of 3,000 vaccinations per day.

The four sites are opening through a partnership between FEMA, the Dept. of Defense, the Florida Health Dept., the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida National Guard.

Florida will utilize its current pre-registration system and work with local community organization to proactively schedule appointments.

“The Biden Administration, with our support in Congress, is surging vaccine resources to the American people,” said Orlando Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings in a press release on Friday. “This new vaccination site is proof that the new administration is making fast, fair, and efficient vaccine distribution the top priority that it should be. I strongly support the administration’s effort to directly coordinate vaccine distribution, a change of strategy from the last administration’s ‘hands-off’ approach.”

The other three federally support COVID-19 vaccination sites coming next month will be located:

Tampa Greyhound Track - 755 E. Waters Ave.Tampa, FL 33604

Gateway Mall - 5200 Norwood AveJacksonville, FL 32208

Miami Dade Community College (North Campus) - 11380 NW 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33167

Gene Wexler

Gene spent his youth in upstate New York before making the pilgrimage down to the sunshine state. After spending a few years reporting, anchoring, and hosting at our sister station WOKV in Jacksonville, Gene was asked to bring his talents to Orlando at WDBO

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