New FEMA vaccine site opens in Orlando: What you need to know

As more COVID-19 vaccines come into Florida, more are going out by the day. A new FEMA satellite site opened in Orange County on Thursday.

The site is located at Barnett Park in Orlando where free COVID-19 vaccines will be administered for the next three days. 

This site is for walk-ups only. No appointments are required.

In order to get the vaccine here, you must:

  • Be a Florida resident or part-time resident and over 65 years of age
  • To qualify at any age, you must be a long-term care facility resident, a school employee, a sworn law enforcement officer, firefighter, or deemed medically vulnerable by a doctor with the required state form.

Starting Monday, the required age to get the vaccine will drop to 60 and later 55.

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Governor Ron DeSantis didn’t give a timeline but hinted that requirements could soon be dropped altogether.

"We’ll do that on Monday, then go to 55+. You could probably just open it up to the general public at that point. I think we’ll have it in every CVS and Walgreens at that point too as we get more and more supply from the federal government."

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This age change rule would apply to both state and federal vaccination sites.

The Barnett Park location has been used as a mass testing site for months and will open for vaccinations at 9 a.m. for the next three days.