Florida federal vaccine sites to administer at least 1,000 first doses per day

The federally-run vaccine site at Orlando's Valencia College campus administered 3,000 first doses on Monday, as the state's age eligibility dropped to 40 and up.

Florida officials announced on Monday that the four federally-supported vaccine sites in Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville will now administer at least 1,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine per day.

Previously, it was announced that the federal vaccine sites would only distribute about 500 first doses a day as efforts were shifting toward giving out second doses.

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To increase the number of first doses available to distribute, officials said that Governor Ron DeSantis directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health to allocate state vaccine allocations to these federal sites.

(Orlando Valencia College FEMA vaccination site) (FOX 35 Orlando)

The four federal vaccine sites will remain open for another four weeks. They were originally set to close on April 28, but will now go until May 26. 

The sites are located at:

  • Valencia College – West Campus: 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
  • Tampa Greyhound Track: 755 E. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
  • Miami Dade Community College – North Campus: 11380 NW 27th, Miami, FL 33167
  • Gateway Mall: 5200 Norwood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208

The site in Orlando is first-come, first-serve. It operates between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week.

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People will need to bring a valid Florida identification to show proof of residency. Those getting their second dose also need to bring their vaccination card.

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