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Lawmakers, Religion Leaders Provide COVID Vaccines in Orlando

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ORANGE COUNTY, Florida – Florida lawmakers are partnering with faith leaders in Orlando to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to underserved areas.

What you need to know

  • Lawmakers and faith leaders hosted two COVID-19 vaccine events in Orange County over the weekend
  • The events were for seniors, healthcare workers, school workers and law enforcement officials
  • 1,000 doses of the vaccine were given between the two events

Two events over the weekend were hosted by state officials Travaris McCurdy and Anna Eskamani.

Lauretha Burton lives in Parramore and was able to get her COVID-19 vaccine near her home at Shiloh Baptist Church.

“It’s a lot easier, we can run and take care of it, and a lot of people come in there, they like it, this is our neighborhood,” said Burton.

She didn’t have to walk far as her home is less than a quarter of a mile away and is grateful for the opportunity after long trying to get an appointment elsewhere.

“I’ve tried, I’ve tried my daughter, and my granddaughter, none of them could go online for weeks, shut down, or overload or whatever, that’s a lot easier,” Burton said.

On Saturday, they administered 400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a Vietnamese Catholic church. 600 doses were given in Parramore parish on Sunday. The events were for seniors, healthcare workers, school workers and law enforcement officials

“The convenience and trustworthy website where individuals trust their pastors. When we work with these institutions, it is a win for the church,” said McCurdy.

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