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Vaccine age lowered to 40 at Orange County Convention Center

The new change will go into effect Monday, March 22.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

More Floridians will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Convention Center starting Monday, March 22, as Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced Thursday that the center would now be serving those ages 40-and-up.

Up until this point the vaccine was available to only Florida residents 60 years and older — which was put into place by the state — but Demings said that the county had notified the state of the change, which was induced in large part due to the low turnout at the center thus far.

 For information, visit the county's website at

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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