Last updated on August 11, 2021
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Postpones State of the City Address to Continue Focus on Vaccination Efforts
With COVID-19 still impacting residents, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has decided to postpone his 2021 State of the City address, originally scheduled for Thursday, August 19, in order to continue to keep the focus on vaccination efforts.
“Our plan was for the address to be a celebration of togetherness and a return to normal after a challenging 20 months,” said Mayor Dyer. “There are many reasons to still be excited about the future of our city, but it is critical right now that we focus on providing information and access to help those who haven’t been vaccinated get their shot as soon as possible. The potential impacts of the virus, which include serious illness and death, far exceed the risks of any adverse vaccine reactions and it’s important that residents in our community know that.”
Mayor Dyer is asking community groups, faith-based organizations and the business community to be active participants in Orlando’s vaccination efforts by:
encouraging residents, members and employees to get vaccinated
sharing information on vaccine sites
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Orlando has remain committed to keeping residents safe and bringing vaccination sites to neighborhoods to help make the vaccine accessible. Earlier this week, the City of Orlando partnered with Orange County Government to bring a daily vaccine site to Camping World Stadium.
Residents can learn more about the mobile vaccine sites at neighborhood centers and other City of Orlando facilities by visiting orlando.gov/mobilevaccines.
To view the Mayor’s video message, click here.
Samantha HolstenPublic Information Officer