DeLand, FL - New registration opens up on Wednesday January 27th at 9 a.m. for COVID-19 vaccinations this Thursday and Friday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.
You can register at eventbrite.com or call 866-345-0345. Registrants are required to complete a screening and consent form prior to receiving a vaccination, visit volusia.org to review and print the forms.
Volusia County government is managing the Fairgrounds site in partnership with the Florida Department of Health - Volusia. There are plans in place for more widespread distribution when the supply increases.
Volusia County government continues to manage the Fairgrounds site in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and has plans in place for more widespread distribution once the vaccination supply increases.
“We’re still not receiving the vaccine as much and as quickly as we would like,” said Volusia County Public Protection Director Joe Pozzo. “The demand is far greater than the supplies we’re being provided right now. We’ve been assured that in time, that will change. But for now, we’re continuing to deploy the vaccine into the community just as soon as it gets here.”
County officials say they are receiving fewer doses this week, 2,300 but that additional doses are going to Publix pharmacies in Volusia County. You can't register for those until Wednesday, January 27th at 6 a.m. according to the Publix website.
“We understand the frustration of residents who haven’t been able to secure a reservation yet,” added Pozzo. “We’re frustrated too. The demand for the vaccine still far exceeds the supply, which is being controlled by the state and federal government. But the good news is that with each local vaccination event, that’s more people getting their shots and fewer people seeking a reservation the next time around.”
Based on the most recent information available from the Florida Department of Health, a total of 28,418 Volusia County residents have either received their first or second dose. That includes vaccinations at the state-supported Fairgrounds site as well as shots being administered at Publix stores, local hospitals and at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
“When we see an opportunity to increase our vaccinations in the county, we’re going to do that,” Pozzo told the County Council.