DeSantis: K-12 school employees now eligible for vaccine at federal sites

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed March 4 that the employees, regardless of age, are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • | 2:15 p.m. March 4, 2021
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Those who work in K-12 schools, regardless of age, are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at Florida federal distribution sites, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

Previously, only K-12 school employees ages 50 and older were eligible. That changed Thursday, March 4.

According to Orange County Public Schools, any OCPS employee who wishes to be vaccinated must bring their OCPS ID to the distribution site of their choosing.

Federal Emergency Management Agency-operated sites nearby include:

  • Englewood Neighborhood Center, 6123 La Costa Drive, Orlando (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, March 6; 500 vaccines available daily)
  • Kelly Park, 400 E. Kelly Park Road, Apopka (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7, through Wednesday, March 10; 500 vaccines available daily)
  • Valencia College West Campus, 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; 2,000 vaccines available daily)

Additionally, vaccines are available for K-12 school employees regardless of age at some CVS and Walmart locations. Check their websites for additional details, locations and availability.



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