Orlando Health offers appointment-free Pfizer vaccines
Drive-through clinic open for first and second vaccine to anyone 12 years of age and older
Orlando, FL (June 25, 2021) – Orlando Health is now offering appointment-free first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 to anyone 12 years of age and older at its easy-to-access drive-through clinic. Located at 44 Lake Beauty Drive on its downtown Orlando campus, patients can remain in their cars during the vaccination process.
“Evidence is clear that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing transmission of the virus,” said George Ralls, MD, chief medical officer, Orlando Health. “We urge everyone to make the decision today to get vaccinated and help create a safer environment for themselves, their family members, friends and coworkers.”
The drive-through site is offering appointment-free vaccinations 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday - Wednesday, June 28, 29 and 30. 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. Orlando Health clinicians are prepared to give approximately 100 doses per hour each day.
In case of inclement weather, the 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 $7.1 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 Pinellas County. 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.