ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The portal to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Convention Center opened Tuesday morning with the new expanded capacity of the site.
The portal opened at 10:30 am on Tuesday and will close when all appointments are filled. This is the second time that the spaces are available for those over 16 years old. During the last time, which was on Friday, more than 9,000 appointments were fulfilled in about 45 minutes.
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The convention center site is now providing 4,000 injections a day, up from 3,000, Monday through Saturday.
Appointments can be made by registering at patientportalfl.com.
Monday marked the first day age eligibility was lowered to allow all adults and some teens to get the vaccine. Across Central Florida, vaccination sites saw long lines and large crowds.
The FEMA site on Valencia College’s West Campus ran out of the first injections around 1 pm Monday, six hours ahead of schedule. That location and the other FEMA sites across the state are only providing Johnson & Johnson for the first dose as of Tuesday morning.
FEMA officials said the plan is to provide 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Tuesday. At 2:40 pm, there were many doses left.
For more information on where to get vaccinated in Central Florida, click here.
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