Healthcare system offers vaccine to thousands of community members
Orlando Health is on its way to vaccinating 30,000 Floridians to protect them from COVID-19! All appointments are now taken (including Bayfront Health St Petersburg), but we will open more when we receive additional doses. Keep checking https://www.
Eligible residents being vaccinated this week:
• All front-line healthcare professionals not affiliated with Orlando Health (including dental staffs and EMS)
• Residents and staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have been unable to get vaccinated
• Orlando Health team members’ and medical staff’s family members and loved ones who are age 65 or older
• Orlando Health team members and medical staff members who have not yet received the first dose of the vaccine
“Since launching our vaccination program on Dec. 18, we have shown that we can successfully vaccinate thousands of people and help protect them from COVID-19,” says David Strong, president and CEO of Orlando Health. “Now we want to rapidly and effectively administer the COVID-19 vaccine we have to even more members of our community.”
Scheduling is required to receive the free Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. To make an appointment, which is available on a first-come basis, individuals should visit https://vaccine.orlandohealth.com. Walk-ups will not be accepted.
Appointments will be available beginning Jan. 4 at these Orlando Health facilities:
• Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
• Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
• Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
• Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
• Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital
• Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
• Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses spaced 4 weeks apart. Scheduling for dose one and dose two of the vaccine is required. Those who receive the vaccine should plan to remain in the post-vaccination observation area for up to 30 minutes. The total time from arrival at the vaccination site to departing the observation area will vary but may be up to 90 minutes. Prior to vaccination, a review of product-specific safety information and consent will be required. A form of identification is required at the time of the appointment.
Additional information on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Moderna.html.
Updated Jan. 5 at 9:45 a.m.