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I Got My Shot - Safer, Stronger, Together - Trusted, Convenient, Free

On Our Way to Connecting Again

73 percent of Orange County residents are vaccinated

We need your help to protect our community against the COVID-19 virus and reach herd immunity as quickly as possible.

The “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign is designed to debunk vaccine myths, highlight trusted voices in the community, and encourage residents to get vaccinated and become advocates.

Upcoming Vaccination Events

Vaccination events are managed by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County.

Dates, times and locations may be subject to change.

Saturday, September 25

Date Time Location Address
Saturday, September 25 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Consulado de Mexico en Orlando 2550 Technology Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Saturday, September 25 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orlando Science Center 777 E Princeton St.
Orlando, FL 32803

Monday, September 27

Date Time Location Address
Monday, September 27 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Consulado de Mexico en Orlando 2550 Technology Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Monday, September 27 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Valencia College West Campus 1800 S Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811
Monday, September 27 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bravo Supermarkets - Hiawassee 2701 N Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32818

Tuesday, September 28

Date Time Location Address
Tuesday, September 28 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Consulado de Mexico en Orlando 2550 Technology Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Tuesday, September 28 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Valencia College West Campus 1800 S Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811
Tuesday, September 28 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bravo Supermarkets - OBT 12402 S Orange Blossom Trl.
Orlando, FL 32837
Tuesday, September 28 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bravo Supermarkets - Semoran 999 Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
Tuesday, September 28 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Apopka Superstop 0 Central Ave.
Apopka, FL 32703

Wednesday, September 29

Date Time Location Address
Wednesday, September 29 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Consulado de Mexico en Orlando 2550 Technology Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Wednesday, September 29 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Valencia College West Campus 1800 S Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811
Wednesday, September 29 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bravo Supermarkets - Narcoossee 13024 Narcoossee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32832
Wednesday, September 29 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lynx Central Station 455 N Garland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

Thursday, September 30

Date Time Location Address
Thursday, September 30 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Consulado de Mexico en Orlando 2550 Technology Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Thursday, September 30 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Valencia College West Campus 1800 S Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811
Thursday, September 30 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westgate Resorts Ocoee 2801 Old Winter Garden Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761
Thursday, September 30 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hope Community Center 800 S Hawthorne Ave.
Apopka, FL 32703

Myths vs. Facts

  • The following is a myth: I have already had COVID-19, so I do not need the vaccine.
    The following is a fact: If you have already had COVID-19, you should still get the vaccine. Experts don’t know how long you’re protected from getting COVID-19 after already having it. It’s possible—although rare—that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again. However, make sure you are symptom free before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: You don’t need a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re young and healthy.
    The following is a fact: Getting vaccinated can protect you from getting COVID-19. Even young and healthy people who get COVID-19 are at risk of health problems.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: You cannot get COVID-19 after you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.
    The following is a fact: While it is rare, it can happen. These cases are called breakthrough cases. However, if you’re vaccinated, you are nearly 100% less likely to be hospitalized or die if you do get COVID-19. You are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: There is a cost to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
    The following is a fact: COVID-19 vaccines are distributed for free by states and local communities. You do not need to pay any out-of-pocket costs to get an authorized COVID-19 vaccine — not before, during, or after your appointment. If someone asks you to pay for your vaccine, it is either a scam or a mistake.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility.
    The following is a fact: There isn’t any evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause female or male fertility problems.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: It is unsafe for my child to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
    The following is a fact: Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Children 12 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in children 12 years and older. Your child cannot get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: The COVID-19 vaccine will make me sick with COVID-19.
    The following is a fact: None of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: The COVID-19 vaccine will alter my DNA.
    The following is a fact: COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: Long-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are common.
    The following is a fact: Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines. Possible side effects on the arm where you got the shot are pain, redness and swelling. Possible side effects throughout the rest of your body are tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The following is a myth: COVID-19 vaccines aren’t recommended for pregnant people.
    The following is a fact: If you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, so getting a vaccine can protect pregnant people from complications that could affect them or their babies.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 myths and facts, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website.

Reaching Community Immunity: Ways to Help

  • Share a photo, tag Orange County Government and use the #IGotMyShot hashtag.
  • Add the “I Got My Shot” Facebook frame to your Facebook profile photo (see directions below).

Facebook Frame

#IGotMyShot Tagged Photos

Mobile Vaccine Trailer

I Got My Shot trailer

In an effort to exhaust all measures to combat the COVID-19 virus and protect the residents of Orange County, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County used Federal CARES Act dollars to purchase a 24-foot long mobile trailer to ensure it had a versatile tool to reach and vaccinate homebound and hard-to-reach residents in Orange County.

A total of five staff members, made up of nurses, EMTs and clerks, operate the mobile vaccination trailer. This mission can vaccinate more than 300 Central Florida residents a day.