Coronavirus Updates

AdventHealth COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

 

March 29, 2021 UPDATE:

 

AdventHealth and Orange County are announcing another COVID-19 vaccine opportunity for Central Floridians. The vaccines will be distributed Friday, April 2, 2021at AdventHealth’s community vaccination site near Orlando International Airport.

 

More than 3,500 doses are being supplied by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. The vaccines at this site will only be available to those 40 years and older who are eligible under state and federal guidelines.

 

  • Appointments are required.
  • Appointments are available through a link at OCFL.net/vaccine.

 

Important items to note:

  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for receiving the vaccine.
  • Proof of eligibility is required upon registration.
  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses, and those who receive their first vaccine at the airport site will be asked to schedule their second vaccine appointment.
  • As part of the vaccine process, those receiving the vaccine will be required to stay on-site for at least 15 minutes to ensure there are no adverse reactions. Most reported side effects are mild and include arm soreness, fatigue and headache. AdventHealth will have medical professionals on hand to assist with any reactions.

Information about other vaccination opportunities in Orange County can be found at OCFL.net/vaccine.

 

Due to limited supplies, the vaccine is not currently available to the public at any AdventHealth hospitals, AdventHealth Centra Care locations or AdventHealth Medical Group practices. Members of the public who wish to be notified when additional community vaccines become available from AdventHealth can register for alerts at www.CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com.

 

 

 

COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 29, 2021)

 

 

Q: Can I get a vaccine at an AdventHealth hospital, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group practice?

A: No. We are not offering COVID-19 vaccines to the general public at any of our hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group practices at this time.

 

Q: Is AdventHealth vaccinating those deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19?

A:  AdventHealth periodically receives shipments of vaccine from the state earmarked for patients deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. When supplies are received, patients who meet the guidelines under CDC criteria are notified.

 

Q: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

A: Extensive clinical trials were conducted with thousands of participants to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine and generate scientific data and other information for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine its safety and effectiveness. You cannot get COVID-19 from a vaccine.

 

Q: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?

A: The vaccine helps you develop antibodies that make you less susceptible to the disease. It does not use the live virus that causes COVID-19.

 

Q: What should the remaining public do in the meantime?

A: We strongly support community masking initiatives and are aggressively advocating team members and the public wear a mask whenever they are out in the community. Masks help reduce the transmission of any kind of droplets and, along with social distancing and frequent hand-washing, are the best things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

 

Q: Where else can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Many area county health departments are offering vaccines to eligible members of the public. Those who wish to be notified when they might be eligible to receive the vaccine from AdventHealth can register for alerts at www.CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com.