On Thursday evening, the Duval County Health Department began taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for the week of Jan. 11. Residents age 65 and older can make appointments online using this link.
Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccinations, based on information from the Florida Dept. of Health Duval County.
Who can get a COVID vaccination?
Only healthcare workers with direct patient contact and individuals 65 years of age and older are able to receive the vaccination at this time.
How do I get a COVID vaccination?
Visit the Florida Dept. of Health Duval County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments and Information website. To make an appointment, click or tap on the link under “Make an Appointment Online” for available appointment times for the week. New appointment times will become available for sign-ups each Thursday at 5 p.m.
How do I make an appointment if I don’t have internet access?
At this time appointments can only be made online at the department’s website.
Can I show up without an appointment?
No. Only those with appointments can get the vaccine.
Where are vaccinations given?
Presently, vaccinations to the general public are offered only at the Prime Osborn Convention Center at 1000 Water St. in Jacksonville.
The City of Jacksonville plans to open additional vaccination sites at Mandarin Senior Center and Lane Wiley Senior Center — perhaps as soon as Monday, Jan. 11 — as more doses of the vaccines become available.
Additional vaccination sites are expected to become available in the coming weeks.
How much do vaccinations cost?
The Duval County Health Department is administering the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
What should I bring with me to get vaccinated?
Those with an appointment should bring identification and insurance information. And don’t forget to wear a facemask. They’re mandatory. Patients can also print out and fill out a consent form ahead of their appointment. Also note: Restroom facilities are not available at the vaccination site.
When do I get the second dose of the vaccine?
Those receiving the Moderna vaccine will receive the second dose 28 days later. Those getting the Pfizer vaccine will receive the second dose 21 days later. Appointments for the second dose will be confirmed when you get the first dose.