Shepherd’s Hope hosting vaccination event

Underserved members of the community can make an appointment for April 5.

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Shepherd’s Hope will offer COVID-19 vaccinations Monday, April 5, to qualified residents at its location at 455 Ninth St., Winter Garden.

The vaccination effort is in partnership with Sen. Randolph Bracy, Change for the Community Inc., and the Florida Department of Emergency Management for the State of Florida Vaccination Program.

“There is a need in the community to provide access to this lifesaving vaccine,” said Pam Gould, president and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “Shepherd’s Hope is honored to team up with Senator Bracy to offer vaccines for many underserved neighbors (who) have not been able to access other locations.” 

On the day of the event, medical personnel such as registered nurses, nursing assistants and check-in personnel will be on hand assisting in the distribution of 200 free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. There is also a drive-thru option.

Those who receive the vaccine will need to plan to return to the site in three weeks for their second dose. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To make an appointment to receive the vaccine, call (407) 876-6699, Ext. 228. 

Shepherd’s Hope provides free acute and specialty care medical services, education and wellness programs to uninsured and underinsured men, women and children in Central Florida. 




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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