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Covid-19 Vaccination now Available for all School Employees

On Thursday, officials confirmed that teachers and school employees of all ages would be able to get the Covid-19 vaccination. It will be available at the federally run Covid-19 vaccination site in Orlando. The first site located at Valencia College’s West Campus was only vaccination people above 65 and above. It also vaccinated teachers, police officers, and firefighters aging 50 or above.

On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis said in a news conference that school employees of all ages could get the Covid-19 vaccination at FEMA sites, the change occurred. On Thursday, Channel 9 spoke with teachers under the age of 50 who received their vaccines at the Orlando-area vaccination sites after showing their school ID.

The Orange County Public Schools had sent an email to all the employees on Thursday to notify them of the news. West Orange High School teacher, Yukeeba Mays, said, “I actually went home crying, I was in tears and that announcement today just made it… I was happy, you just don’t understand. I wish you could see my smile right now.”

The FEMA site at Valencia College timing is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. They give almost 2,000 doses of vaccine on a daily basis. Another federally run site is the Engelwood Neighborhood Center. The timings for the same are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, a new FEMA site will open at Kelly Park and remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

These federally run sites do not have any appointments, they work on a first-come, first basis.

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