COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Seminole County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
SEMINOLE COUNTY'S VACCINE DISTRIBUTION SITE
Appointments are required.
Appointments are exclusively available for residents age 65 and older, as well as non-hospital healthcare workers.
Proof of employment is required for non-hospital healthcare workers, including but not limited to a paystub from healthcare employer, employee ID badge or other form of verification.
All patients should bring a government-issued ID.
Limited appointments are available daily, up to 700 per day.
Visit PrepareSeminole.org for more information and to register for any potential cancellations.
Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to opt-in for alerts from Seminole County Emergency Management, including announcements for expansion of vaccination criteria and notifications for additional vaccination appointments.
For more information on registering for alerts, watch this Text Alert Registration Tutorial Video.
Updates will also be shared on the County's social media accounts, through traditional news media, and on PrepareSeminole.org.
One person per appointment is permitted; individuals without an appointment will be turned away. Each person registering for an appointment should complete the accompanying questionnaire.
Registration forms are accompanied by a dozen questions to ensure patients are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Questions include:
Are you sick today?
Have you had a severe allergic reaction to a previous dose of this vaccine or to any of the ingredients of this vaccine?
Do you carry an Epi-pen for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis?
For women, are you pregnant or is there a chance you could become pregnant?
For women, are you breastfeeding?
Have you had any other vaccinations in the previous 14 days?
In the past two weeks, have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Have you had in the last 10 days fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
Do you have allergies or reactions to any medications, foods, vaccines, or latex?
Are you immunocompromised or on a medicine that affects your immune system?
Do you have a bleeding disorder or are you on a blood thinner/blood-thinning medication?
Have you received a previous dose of any COVID-19 vaccine?
If any of the questions are answered affirmatively, of if the patient has any additional concerns, he/she should consult his/her physician prior to arrival at the vaccine site. A doctor's clearance letter is not required.
Appointment Check-In Procedures:
Please do not arrive early to an appointment, you will be asked to wait outside of the Site if you arrive before your scheduled time. Appointment blocks are staggered to accommodate social distancing and manage the number of individuals that can be vaccinated within the 30-minute timeframe.
Upon arrival to an appointment, patients can expect to complete an FDOH Moderna Vaccine Consent Form. The form is available here for patients to print, complete and bring to their scheduled appointment in order to expedite the check-in process. Forms will also be available at the site to complete in person.
A completed form is required in order to receive the vaccine; appointments will be forfeited if a patient refuses to complete the consent form.
Patients must produce a government-issued ID upon appointment check-in.
There is no charge to patients receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Before leaving the Site, patients will make their appointment for the second dose on site.
Please plan to stay for 15-30 minutes following your appointment time for an observation period. This allows medical staff to ensure a patient does not have an adverse initial reaction.
Location and Hours:
The Seminole County Point-of-Dispensing Site will be located inside the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo (entrance nearest the Food Court, between the Paul Mitchell School and Oyishi Japanese Steakhouse).
Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m
Walk-in appointments WILL NOT be accepted.
VACCINES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Orlando Health now offers vaccine appointments to healthcare workers who do not work directly in a hospital
To make an appointment for a vaccine at Orlando Health, visit vaccine.orlandohealth.com.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses spaced 4 weeks apart. Scheduling for dose 1 and dose 2 of the vaccine is required.
Those who receive the vaccine should plan to remain in the post-vaccination observation area for up to 30 minutes. The total time from arrival at the vaccination site to departing the observation area will vary, but may be up to 90 minutes.
Prior to vaccination, a review of product-specific safety information and consent will be required.
A form of identification is required at the time of the appointment. Anyone who is not an Orlando Health team member may need to provide additional information such as their date of birth or an email address.
VACCINATIONS BEGIN IN SEMINOLE COUNTY
Seminole County and Florida Department of Health in Seminole County took receipt of 8,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines on December 22, and vaccine dispensing began December 23, for Seminole County’s priority group 1A, including healthcare workers delivering direct frontline services such as COVID-19 testing and treatment, County and municipal EMTs/paramedics, and Florida Department of Health staff.
The County will administer vaccines in accordance with the State of Florida’s order of prioritized groups, which are presently as follows:
Residents/staff in long term care facilities;
CVS and Walgreens have been contracted by the State to deploy to long term care facilities; vaccines administered will not be taken from the County’s allotment of 8,100 doses. In the event CVS and Walgreens need assistance, the County’s strike teams of medical staff are on stand-by to utilize the County’s available vaccines in these facilities.
Residents 65 years and older;
EMTs/Paramedics providing direct services; and
Florida Department of Health clinical staff.
9-1-1 operators; and
Non-clinical critical/public health workers.