FEMA sponsored web site in Orlando affords Johnson & Johnson vaccine


ORLANDO, Florida – The federal government-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination center on the west campus of Valencia College offers the newly approved single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in addition to the Pfizer vaccine.

What you need to know

  • The website, supported by FEMA in Orlando, now offers a selection of J&J Pfizer vaccines
  • J&J vaccine is 1 dose; Pfizer 2 – they plan a second visit when you are there
  • No vaccination appointment is required at the FEMA Orlando location

The site can deliver thousands of doses daily.

Individuals who qualify for vaccination can choose between Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer upon arrival.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management says the site is supplying 2,500 doses of Pfizer and 500 doses of Johnson & Johnson every day.

At around noon Friday, officials said they no longer assigned Johnson & Johnson vaccines daily, even though Pfizer doses were still available.

Those who choose Pfizer will be scheduled for their second on-site appointment.

“It’s almost a miracle to think about where we were in January to have three vaccines available in a short period of time. … It’s ultimately about saving lives,” said Orlando Representative Val Demings, who was there on Friday morning.

No appointments are required for this vaccination center.

Vaccination “Satellite sites” do not offer a range of vaccines, officials said. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center satellite site in Orange County, while only Pfizer is available at the St. Cloud Civic Center site. The Engelwood site also hit its vaccination limit around noon, although Orlando police said anyone who stopped by the site after it reached capacity would be pre-registered for a vaccination on Saturday.


Janet Smith