Hundreds to receive COVID-19 vaccine at new Volusia Co. site

More seniors in Volusia County will be receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday when a new site opens. 

All 500 appointments for Thursday are full at the drive-up site. Officials want to stress that this event is only for people who registered in advance.

Unlike the setup in Daytona Beach when vaccinations began as a first-come, first-served and cars lined up overnight, the county has moved to an appointment-only system.

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The Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand will provide the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people age 65 and older. There will be 500 appointments available per day.

Registration is required and is available in one-hour timeslots. Once a timeslot is full, appointments will no longer be available. There is a maximum of two registrations per transaction online and three registrations over the phone.

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With high demand and limited supply of the vaccine, officials say appointments are expected to fill very quickly. People will be required to complete a screening and consent form prior to receiving the vaccine.

If you have received any other vaccinations in the past 14 days or tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, you do not qualify for the vaccine.

You can make an appointment for future dates HERE.