ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The latest batch of coronavirus vaccine appointments at the Orange County Convention Center were all accounted for in under an hour.
What You Need To Know
- Orange County’s appointment portal reopening Monday morning for 45 minutes
- Orange, Seminole counties not using state’s pre-registration website
- RELATED: Some Counties Not Using State's Vaccine Registration Website
The county’s appointment portal opened at 9 a.m. Monday. By 9:45 a.m., all 6,800 appointments for senior citizens had been booked, according to CDR Maguire, the company contracted by the county to operate the web portal.
When the portal reopened on January 29, all 4,900 appointments were booked in 32 minutes, according to CDR Maguire.
Orange and Seminole Counties are the only counties in Central Florida not using the state’s vaccine pre-registration website, which allows people to enter a virtual queue line for an appointment at their county’s state-supported vaccine location.
As of Saturday, more than 75,000 vaccinations have been administered at the Orange County Convention Center, according to Kent Donahue, a spokesperson for the county’s branch of the Florida Department of Health. The vaccination site can now handle 2,500 appointments per day and Donahue says there is the capability to do more appointments if enough doses come in.
The appointments booked Monday will last through the beginning of March, according to Donahue.