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Orlando FEMA COVID vaccine website to change to second dose

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Isabel Barrios is proud to show off her COVID-19 vaccination card. She waited a long time for it.

“Don’t be afraid to get the shot,” Barrios said in Spanish.

Her husband Alfredo Ledezma says he knows some Hispanics are reluctant to get the vaccine, but he wants to encourage minority communities to get vaccinated.

“We cannot be the carriers of COVID. One can be asymptomatic. We have to get through, ”said Ledezma.

They took their recordings here on the Valencia West Campus, a federal location that aims to improve access to vaccines. The website is only supposed to be up and running for eight weeks.

As of Wednesday, March 24th, only the second dose will be offered for the remaining three weeks.

“To reach underserved populations in the state of Florida, they set up four locations across the state, including this one at Valencia College. It’s a temporary place, ”Andrea Schuch, spokeswoman for the Valencia College vaccination center, told Spectrum News 13.

There is a chance this location will remain open after April 28th. However, according to official figures, this depends on the allocation of vaccines and the availability of resources.

Barrios, a nurse in Venezuela, said it was a blessing to get vaccinated.

“People have to be conscious. You should be vaccinated. The vaccine will not harm you. It will protect you, ”she added.

FEMA sponsored site plans to offer Floridians the one-time Johnson and Johnson vaccine for the final two weeks April 14-28.

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