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AdventHealth to launch COVID-19 vaccine program

The program will start Tuesday, Jan. 12, and will be available to healthcare workers and seniors.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

In a press release sent out Thursday, Jan. 7, AdventHealth announced its plans to roll out the first phase of a community COVID-19 vaccine program starting Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The first phase itself includes only healthcare workers and seniors who, through an appointment, will receive the vaccine at the launch site that sits adjacent to the Orlando International Airport. The three groups who can get the vaccine include community health care personnel with direct patient contact, established AdventHealth medical group patients who are 65 years and older and AdventHealth caregivers’ relatives who are 65 or older.

“This is a monumental opportunity. The vaccine is safe, highly effective, and simply put – the greatest tool we have in ending the pandemic,” said Dr. Scott Brady, CEO of AdventHealth Centra Care, which is operating the airport site. “We know the community is eager to be vaccinated, and we ask for their continued patience as we launch this program and provide vaccinations as supplies are available.”

As of now AdventHealth has enough supply to keep the airport site open through Friday, Jan. 15, but is prepared to extend the operation if more supplies become available.

For more information on whether or not you’re eligible to receive the vaccine, go to

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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