Beginning today at 6 am, Monday, January 4, Orlando Health will begin expanding its COVID-19 vaccination program to reach more members of the community, after almost 10,000 medical professionals and other individuals at risk of COVID-19 exposure were vaccinated.
Orlando Health vaccination will be open to:
Frontline healthcare professionals not connected to Orlando Health, which includes dental staffs and EMS individuals. Nursing home and assisted living facility staffs and residents who have not been vaccinated. Orlando Health team members, medical staff family members and loved ones who are age 65 or older. Orlando Health team members and medical staff members who have not yet been vaccinated.
“Since launching our vaccination program on December 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.”
“We are pleased to now provide the Moderna vaccine,” said George Ralls, MD, chief medical officer, Orlando Health. “This represents another positive step forward, as we can now expand our vaccination program. This safe, highly effective vaccine will help us protect our team members as we remain ready to care for our patients.”
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 January 4 at these Orlando Health facilities:
- Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital.
- Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.Hospital.
- Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
- Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital.
- Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital.
- Orlando Health South Lake Hospital.
- Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses spaced four 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.