Orlando Sentinel

Where to get the vaccine.

- By Kate Santich and John Cutter

Administra­tion of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remains on hold due to concern over rare but serious blood clots, but nearly all sites have switched to the Pfizer vaccine for Florida residents 16 and older or the Moderna vaccine to residents 18 and over.

Note that 16- and 17-yearolds will need to be accompanie­d by a parent or guardian or have a signed consent form — or both.

The FEMA-run sites in Orlando at Valencia College’s West Campus, which had switched to administer­ing mostly the Johnson & Johnson one-dose shot, will have only scheduled second doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week. However, first doses of Pfizer are also slated to be available there next week.

We have compiled a list of vaccinatio­n sites across Central Florida that will be updated frequently.

There’s also a statewide email address for homebound seniors to register to have the COVID-19 vaccine brought directly to them. To request vaccinatio­n, email HomeboundV­accine@ em.myflorida.com or call 1-866-779-6121.

Anyone seeking a vaccinatio­n will need proof of being a full- or part-time Florida resident. Examples of accepted documentat­ion include a valid Florida driver’s license or Florida identifica­tion card or any two of the following:

„ A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residentia­l rental or lease agreement.

„ A utility hookup or work order that is not more than 2 months old or a utility bill that is not more than 2 months old.

„ Mail from a bank or other financial institutio­n — including checking, savings, or investment account statements — that is not more than 2 months old.

„ Mail from a government agency, such as a tax bill showing a Florida address, that is not more than 2 monthsold.

Caution: Beware of scams. Do not fill out Eventbrite vaccine registrati­on forms unless they are provided through a county’s website or the links in this list, and do not register for a vaccinatio­n appointmen­t that requires payment. However, many providers ask for insurance informatio­n if you have coverage.

All counties in Central Florida

Depending on location, some or all of these store pharmacies are offering COVID vaccinatio­ns. Check each company’s their websites for appointmen­t informatio­n.

„ Costco — costco.com/ covid-vaccine.html

„ CVS — cvs.com/ immunizati­ons/ covid-19-vaccine „ Publix — publix.com/ covidvacci­ne

„ Sam’s Club — samsclub. com/covid

„ Winn Dixie — winndixie.com/pharmacy/ covid-vaccine

„ Walmart — walmart. com/covidvacci­ne

„ Walgreens — walgreens. com/findcare/vaccinatio­n/ covid-19

Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, 9800 Internatio­nal Dr., Orlando: This is a drivethrou­gh site providing up to 4,000 doses a day, with appointmen­ts required through the state vaccine portal (https://www. patientpor­talfl.com/s/?language=en_US). To be notified, sign up for alerts at ocfl.net/vaccine or check back here for updates. The site has the Pfizer vaccine, meaning it is open to Florida residents 16 and up.

Note: If you’re a parent or legal guardian wanting to register a 16- or 17-year-old for a vaccinatio­n appointmen­t, and don’t already have an account through the state vaccine portal, you must do that first. Then click on the “Register Minors/Wards” tab within your CDR profile. Hours: Vary, based on appointmen­ts. The site will close at the end of May with the final first shots of Pfizer given on May 5 as the county moves to using mobile sites.

SILVER STAR PARK GYMNASIUM, 2801 N. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando: Open Monday through Friday (April 19-23), this is a part of an Orange County effort to increase access to the vaccine by holding one-week mobile vaccinatio­n clinics at various locations throughout the county. Appointmen­ts are required Monday through Thursday (register at https://www. patientpor­talfl.com/s/?language=en_US). On Friday, vaccinatio­ns will be offered first come, first served, while supplies last. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. until capacity is reached.

ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SOUTH TRAIL BRANCH, 4600 Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando: This FEMA-run site is for walk-up vaccinatio­ns only with no appointmen­ts needed. It is expected to run for six to 10 weeks, depending on vaccine supply. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or while daily allotment lasts), seven days a week.

VALENCIA COLLEGE’S WEST CAMPUS, 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando: This FEMA site is run through a federal-state partnershi­p offering vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Also, anyone who received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the site is guaranteed their second dose at Valencia. Residents seeking their first shot of a two-dose vaccine should arrive earlier in the day, as the amount of firstdoses is limited. Hours :7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

ORLANDO VA MEDICAL CENTER, 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando: This is a VA-run site, located in the fourth-floor auditorium of the Lake Nona facility, offering the Pfizer vaccine. Appointmen­ts and walk-ins are welcome. To schedule, call 407-631-0499 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. All veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers are now eligible to be vaccinated there, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Note: If you have a Johnson & Johnson vaccine appointmen­t scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.

LAKE BALDWIN VA MEDICAL CENTER, 5201 Raymond St., Orlando: This is a VA-run site, located in Auditorium B of the facility. Appointmen­ts and walk-ins are welcome. To schedule, call 407-631-0499. All veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers are eligible for the vaccine, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pfizer vaccine offered.

MORE INFORMATIO­N: Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for registrati­on informatio­n, call 1-844-770-8548 or e-mail COVID19Sup­port@ cdrmaguire.com. Residents trying to get an appointmen­t are encouraged to preregiste­r.

Seniors who lack transporta­tion may qualify for a free ride from LYNX. You must have a scheduled appointmen­t at the Orange County Convention Center before calling 407-836-3111 to request a scheduled ride. Seniors also may ride LYNX to the Valencia College site, which does not require an appointmen­t.

Seminole County

OVIEDO MALL, 1360 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo (enter from the parking lot closest to District Eat & Play): This is an appointmen­t-only site. New appointmen­ts are posted each Thursday at https://www.seminole countyfl.gov/. Currently offering the Pfizer vaccine. Hours: Vary, based on appointmen­ts.

MORE INFORMATIO­N: For technical assistance in booking appointmen­ts call 407-665-0000. Eventbrite, the appointmen­t system utilized by Seminole County, has a feature to “follow” events created by Seminole County to receive notificati­on if cancellati­ons result in available appointmen­ts. To “follow” events, visit PrepareSem­inole.org, click on appointmen­t links, and look for the blue “follow” button at the top right of the page. The Seminole County Citizen Informatio­n Hotline is available to assist Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 407-665-0000. Text COVID19INF­O to 888-777 to opt-in for alerts from

Seminole County Emergency Management related to COVID-19.

Homebound residents should call the county’s Citizen’s Informatio­n Line at (407) 665-0000 to request an in-home vaccinatio­n visit. The request will be screened for eligibilit­y, with paramedics scheduling in-home visits.

Homebound veterans who served in WW2 or the Korean War can put in a request for an in-home visit through the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Lake County

LAKE SQUARE MALL, 10401 US-441, Leesburg: This is the county’s state-supported vaccinatio­n site with firstand second-dose Pfizer vaccines. Appointmen­ts can be made through the state’s myvaccine.fl.gov website or starting Monday, April 19, walk-ups will be accepted. Hours: Vary, based on appointmen­ts; for walkups, Monday and Tuesday (April 19-20) from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 21-23) from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The site will be closed on Saturday, April 24.

DOH-LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH SITE, 560 W. DeSoto St., Clermont: Open for scheduled second doses only from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

DOH-LAKE UMATILLA SITE, 249 E. Collins St., Umatilla: Open for scheduled second doses only from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

MORE INFORMATIO­N: Lake residents can call 1-833-540-2052, text COVIDUPDAT­E to 888777 or visit lake.florida.gov. Residents can preregiste­r to be notified when immunizati­on appointmen­ts are available by visiting my vaccine.fl.gov or calling 866-201-6909 (or 833-4761031 for TTY users). Once available, individual­s will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointmen­t.

Osceola County

CENTRO CRISTIANO DIOS DE PACTOS CHURCH, 1130 Simmons Road, Kissimmee: This is an appointmen­t-only site with preregistr­ation required through the state vaccine portal or by calling or call 866-201-6507. Residents will be contacted by the county’s vendor to schedule their first dose appointmen­t; the Health Department will schedule the second dose. Residents age 16 and 17 can make an appointmen­t to be vaccinated here but must be accompanie­d by a parent or legal guardian. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointmen­t only.

CHAMBERS PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 2380 Smith St., Kissimmee: Drive-up site open without appointmen­t through April 30. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week.

65th INFANTRY VETERANS PARK, 301 Buenaventu­ra

Blvd., Kissimmee: This walk-up site provides up to 200 shots a day. No appointmen­ts required. Hours: daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until the day’s doses are depleted.

OSCEOLA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 501 Simpson Rd., Kissimmee: This is a FEMA-operated satellite site open for walk-up vaccinatio­ns, Tuesday and Wednesday only, no appointmen­t required. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MORE INFORMATIO­N: Residents 18 and older who have obtained an appointmen­t for a COVID19 shot and do not have a way to transport themselves to the Osceola County vaccine site at Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church can call 407-7420000 between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday to find out how to qualify for a ride. Lynx needs at least a 48 hour prior notice to schedule a ride through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Since the OEM does not operate on weekends, any ride needed for a Saturday or Monday, must be made the prior Thursday at the latest.

The county also is partnering with Prescripti­ons Unlimited in St. Cloud to provide vaccinatio­ns to home-bound patients 60 and older and home health providers. Providers seeking vaccinatio­ns for their staff or patients may call 407-892-7166 or email covid19@unlimitedr­x.com to schedule an appointmen­t. Appointmen­ts are required.

For more informatio­n, see osceola.org/covid19vac­cinations/.

Volusia County

VOLUSIA COUNTY FAIRGROUND­S, 3150 E New York Ave, DeLand: This is a state-supported vaccinatio­n site with appointmen­ts required through the state vaccine portal at my vaccine.fl.gov or 866-2017314. (Walk-ups are not accepted.) Individual­s who received their first dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Volusia County Fairground­s should return to the same location on the date written on the back of their vaccinatio­n card to receive their second dose. Arrive at the same time as your first-dose appointmen­t. For questions, call the Volusia County Citizens Informatio­n Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 866-345-0345. Hours: Vary, based on appointmen­ts.

DAYTONA BEACH VA CLINIC, 551 National Health Care Dr, Daytona Beach: This is a VA-run facility open by appointmen­t and to walk-ins. Shots available to all veterans, their spouses, widow and caretakers, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. To schedule an appointmen­t, call 407-631-0499 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Moderna vaccine available.

MORE INFORMATIO­N: For the latest informatio­n regarding COVID19 in Volusia County, visit Volusia.org/coronaviru­s. Note: Florida Medicaid is providing free transporta­tion to receive a vaccine for qualifying individual­s with Medicaid. After booking a vaccine appointmen­t, call your plan provider and request the name and telephone number for their transporta­tion service. Individual­s not in a health plan may call 1-877-2541055 to be connected with a transporta­tion service.

Brevard County

VIERA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLINIC, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera: This is state-run site. Individual­s may pre-register for vaccine appointmen­ts and be notified when appointmen­ts are available by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 1-866-201-5420 (or TTY 1-833-476-1525). Hours: By appointmen­t weekdays through 4. Also, from Thursday through Tuesday, the site will be available with no appointmen­t necessary weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only first doses will be administer­ed during those hours.

VIERA VA HEALTH CARE CENTER, 2900 Veterans Way, Melbourne: This is a VA-run site drive-up facility. Shots available with and without appointmen­t to all veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers, with priority given to veterans who already receive care through the VA. To schedule an appointmen­t, call 407-6310499 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Moderna vaccine offered.

Orlando VA Outreach Event, The Vietnam Traveling Wall, Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Dr. Melbourne: Special event Saturday, April 17, with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to all veterans, their spouses, widows and caretakers. Walk-ups welcome or schedule an appointmen­t at 407-631-0499 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours: Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MORE INFORMATIO­N: See brevard.florida health.gov.

Polk County

STATE OPERATED SITES: The county is continuing to use its own vaccinatio­n enrollment process at https://register.polk.health rather than the statewide registrati­on system. Enrollment­s can be made online or by calling the COVID19 Vaccinatio­n Call Center at 863-298-7500. Appointmen­t availabili­ty is based on the supply of vaccine. The shots are administer­ed by appointmen­t only at 1290 Golfview Ave, Bartow. MORE INFORMATIO­N: Polk County runs a COVID-10 Vaccine Call Center Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 863-298-7500. For more informatio­n, go to polk. floridahea­lth.gov.

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