Orlando Health expands appointment-free Pfizer vaccines for the public to two locations
Drive-through clinic and Orlando Health Scripts pharmacy at Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute offer first and second dose vaccines
Orlando, FL (July 19, 2021) – Orlando Health has expanded its appointment-free COVID-19 vaccines to the public to two locations. First and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available to anyone 12 years of age and older at its easy-to-access drive-through clinic and at the Orlando Health Scripts pharmacy located in the Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute. The drive-through clinic is located at 44 Lake Beauty Drive on its downtown Orlando campus. Patients can remain in their cars during the vaccination process. The Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute is also located on the downtown campus at 1222 S. Orange Avenue.
“Vaccinations are safe and highly effective at preventing transmission of the virus, including the new Delta variant,” said George Ralls, MD, chief medical officer, Orlando Health. “Vaccinations help reduce transmission of all strains of the virus and reduce the chance of getting seriously ill in the rare event of a breakthrough infection. We urge all who are eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible and help create a safer community for everyone.”
The drive-through site is offering appointment-free vaccinations 7:00 am – 11:45 am, Monday through Friday, July 19 – August 27 and Orlando Health Scripts at the Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute is offering appointment-free vaccinations 9:00 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday through the fall. Identification is required to obtain a first or second dose of the vaccine. Individuals coming for their second shot should also bring documentation that they have received their first dose. A parent or legal guardian, who is authorized to sign the consent form, must accompany anyone younger than 18 years of age to their appointment.
While appointments are not necessary, pre-registration is encouraged to expedite the appointment. Pre-registration and additional vaccine information can be found at OrlandoHealth.com/CovidVaccine.
In case of inclement weather, the drive-through clinic may need to temporarily suspend operations until conditions are safe. Patients will be asked to wait in their cars until conditions improve.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.