COVID-19 Vaccination Event Focusing on Underserved

Apr 20, 2021 at 12:01 am by pj


 

The Sharing Center is Hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Event for Underserved Members of the Community in Partnership with Shepherd’s Hope and Seminole County Health Department on Thursday, April 29, 2021 

 

A vaccination clinic focused on vaccinating those in underserved parts of the greater Orlando area, will be hosted on April 29, 2021 at The Sharing Center located at 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood, FL 32750.

Although this vaccination event is open to the public with advanced registration, priority will be given to the homeless in the community. In addition to the vaccination, The Sharing Center will be providing emergency grocery assistance for anyone participating in the event. "The Sharing Center cares deeply for our neighbors in need and works to eliminate barriers to stability. Oftentimes those who are most vulnerable in our community do not have access to health care.” Said Nina Yon, President & CEO of The Sharing Center. “Hosting this vaccination event will help our neighbors individually as well as heal our community from the economic impacts of the pandemic."  

 Three hundred appointments are available with one hundred reserved for walk-in appointments.  Persons 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive the vaccine; persons under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present.  

For those participating: 

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time. 
  • Bring identification. 
  • Expect to stay an additional 15 minutes after the vaccination for observation. 

Those who receive the vaccine will need to plan to return to the site of the first dose on May 20th for the second dose.  

To make an appointment visit: http://bit.ly/letsvaccinate using password: SHDOHV 

 

 

About The Sharing Center| Since 1986, The Sharing Center, a Christian-centered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has served the most vulnerable throughout Seminole County to prevent hunger and homelessness locally. Over 15,000 individuals annually receive wrap-around support to uplift them and their families out of crisis and into stability. 

Nearly 90¢ of every $1.00 donated to The Sharing Center goes directly to life-changing programs such as Food Pantry, Families in Crisis, and LifeBuilder. The Sharing Center is also home to the Oasis, the only drop-in resource center in the county, for individuals who are homeless where showers, laundry service, computer access, and housing assistance are provided. Last year, over 1,500 volunteers joined the mission and provided over 42,000 hours of their time to support these ongoing programs and the clients who they serve. In April 2019, Nina Yon, President & CEO, joined The Sharing Center to align the organization with the growing need of the community. For more information about The Sharing Center, email: inquiry@thesharingcenter.org or call (407) 260-9155. 

 

About Shepherd’s Hope | Shepherd’s Hope provides free acute and specialty care medical services, education and wellness programs to uninsured and underinsured men, women and children in Central Florida. The non-profit organization has provided over 330,000 free patient visits and services since 1997. In 2019, Shepherd’s Hope provided more than 19,000 free patient visits and medical services. This care is possible thanks to partnerships with 3,000 licensed medical and general volunteers, three community hospital systems, 100 diagnostic/secondary providers and numerous multi-faith partners. Patients are served at its five Central Florida health centers in Longwood, East Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Ocoee and Winter Garden, and 95 percent of donations directly support patient services. Please visit www.shepherdshope.org for more information.