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Orange Co. offering COVID booster shots to people in these 3 categories; plus vaccination event at Apopka Goodwill

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From the Orange County Newsroom

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

As of Sunday, September 26th, the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Orange County’s 14-day rolling positivity rate is 9.31%.

Additional County statistics include:

CDC level of community transmission: HIGH

Eligible residents (12+) who have one vaccine dose: 73 percent

Eligible residents (12+) who have completed their vaccination series: 63 percent

Total positive cases for Orange County residents: 225,988

Total deaths in Orange County: 1,968

COVID-19 BOOSTERS

Beginning Tuesday, September 28th, Orange County Health Services Department will begin administering Pfizer booster shots at Camping World Stadium.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that the following three (3) groups should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their 2-dose series:

 

Individuals 65+ years old

Those with underlying medical conditions

Workers with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure (ex. first responders)

Individuals are encouraged to speak with their healthcare provider about whether receiving a booster shot is appropriate for them. For more information about Pfizer booster shots, visit the CDC’s website.

It is important to note, Camping World Stadium will continue to administer first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION AT APOPKA GOODWILL LOCATION

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County will host several FREE COVID-19 Vaccination events in the community this week. The Pfizer vaccine will be available. The vaccinations are first come, first serve and are offered while supplies last.

For those 12 to 17, only the Pfizer vaccine will be available. In addition, those in this age group must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian during the vaccination and a completed consent form must be submitted. Bring the student’s ID, driver’s license or other identification for the minor at time of vaccination.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Goodwill Apopka - 1312 East Semoran Blvd., Apopka 32703; 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. or while supplies last

COVID-19 TESTING

Residents who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 test are recommended to arrive early at Orange County’s free drive-thru testing sites, as sites may close early due to reaching their daily capacity or severe afternoon weather. Testing will take place seven days a week at all sites unless otherwise noted.

Econ Soccer Complex

8035 Yates Road, Orlando, FL 32807

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or until capacity is reached

No walk-ups, only four (4) persons per vehicle

Former site of Clarcona Elementary School - APOPKA LOCATION

3607 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., or until capacity is reached

No walk-ups, only four (4) persons per vehicle

Barnett Park

4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., or until capacity is reached

No walk-ups, only four (4) persons per vehicle

For additional COVID-19 testing locations, please visit ocfl.net/Testing.

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