DeLand, FL - The Volusia County School District (VCS) made appointments available for teachers over the age of 50 yesterday (March 1) to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That's after Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order making it so. The appointments were gone in 45 minutes for appointments this Thursday, March 4.
The vaccinations will be done through Advent Health. VCS spokesperson Kelly Schulz said she doesn't have the number of vaccine doses available but the district has about 4,000 employees who are 50 years of age and older. At this time, she says there's no word when more might be available.
The link to register, centracare-scheduling.adventhealth, has already been deactivated.
However, the executive order says that those eligible can get the vaccine at all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine. This means that teachers over the age of 50, along with law enforcement and firefighters can register through the state's website, MyVaccine.fl.gov, Publix, or Winn-Dixie in Volusia County.