Winter Storms Cause Additional Changes in Vaccination Schedule
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
With winter storms pummeling most of the country, additional changes to vaccination events at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand needed to be made.
According to a release, on February 16, with the county still awaiting delivery of the vaccine, a decision was made to reschedule vaccination events planned for Thursday, February 18.
The necessary vaccine allotment has still not shipped, and out of an abundance of caution, events for Friday, Feb. 19, are also being rescheduled.
Recognizing the possibility of delay of vaccine shipments, the scheduling of first dose vaccinations for this Thursday and Friday has been temporarily paused. With this new change in schedule, those next in line for a vaccine will now be scheduled for an appointment on February 23, 25, or 26.
The second dose event scheduled for Thursday, February 18 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 23.
The second dose event scheduled for Friday, February 19 has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 27. These appointments were scheduled through Eventbrite and residents will receive an email notification from Eventbrite to confirm the new date.
This revised schedule will include increased appointments each day next week, ensuring that vaccine allocations for both this week and next week are distributed by the week’s end.
In total, more than 10,000 vaccines—3,700 first dose and 6,500-second dose—will be administered at the Volusia County Fairgrounds site next week.
To preregister for a vaccine appointment at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, visit myvaccine.fl.gov or call 866-201-7314.
Once preregistered, individuals will receive a call when vaccine appointments become available. At this time the Volusia County Fairgrounds is only vaccinating individuals 65 years of age and older and health care personnel with direct patient contact.
Upon arrival, individuals must provide proof of Florida residency, a state-issued ID, and, for health care personnel, a medical license or work ID including title or role. Questions regarding preregistration and appointments should be directed to the state’s helpline at 833-540-2077.