JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 9.4 million people in Florida had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since the shots became available in mid-December -- first to health care workers and senior-living residents and staff.
At the beginning of the year, members of the general public above age 65 began getting vaccinated. In March, the qualifying age began dropping. A month later, it was available to all adults. One vaccine -- Pfizer -- is now available to anyone age 12 and above.
The largest vaccination site in Jacksonville -- Gateway Mall -- has the capacity to administer 3,000 doses but has run well below capacity for months and will close on May 25
The Regency Square site and others run by the state are expected to continue offering Pfizer -- at least for the near future.
Hundreds of pharmacies are also vaccinating members of the public. Find a location near you by vising vaccinefinder.org.
- Since March 3, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health and the military, opened a mass vaccination center at Gateway Mall on Jacksonville’s Northside. The main site, on Norwood Avenue just off I-95, is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Two more satellite facilities connected with the FEMA site are each be able to give 500 additional shots per day. People are encouraged to preregister by going to the state’s online site -- myvaccine.fl.gov -- or by calling Duval County’s booking number -- 866-200-3762. However, appointments are not required and walk-ins are welcome. (The Gateway Mall site is set to close May 26.)
- First and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 16 and older are available at the Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville. Appointments will not be needed for second-dose shots, but people must wait at least 19 days after getting their first shot to get their second shot. Appointments can also be made by calling 866-200-3762 or the designated phone number for their county or visiting myvaccine.fl.gov.
- A site at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville will offer Moderna vaccinations seven days a week. The vaccinations are administered in the old James Weldon Johnson Middle School gym and appointments will be made online. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
- Since March 24, the Legends Center on Soutel Drive has operated both as a vaccination and a testing site. It currently has 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine each day and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and no appointment is necessary.
- Department of Health-Duval will provide Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at its immunization centers (3225 University Blvd. S. Suite 200 and 5322 North Pearl Street) after 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 904-253-1130 to schedule an appointment.
As of the second week of February, pharmacies at select Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn-Dixie stories are all taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. They also now give vaccines without appointments.
- Walmart and Sam’s Club stores offer COVID-19 vaccinations at 119 stores in 34 Florida counties. Visit walmart.com/cp/1228302 and enter your ZIP code to find any available appointments. Visit samsclub.com/pharmacy to made an appointment at one of those stores. You do not need to be a Sam’s Club member to get a vaccine at one of its pharmacies.
- All Publix locations in Florida, as well as stores in Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia, offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Starting May 10, Publix pharmacies in Florida and Georgia will begin to accept walk-ins for vaccinations.
- Walgreens pharmacies at 97 Florida stores began taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccines on March 11. There are 16 locations in Jacksonville, plus stores in Clay, Alachua, Bradford and Nassau counties.
- The Panama Pharmacy in Jacksonville’s Panama Park neighborhood received 2,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on March 22. A pharmacist said Panama Pharmacy will be receiving 2,000 vaccine doses every week. To sign up for an appointment, visit https://www.panamarx.com/.
The state Department of Health’s offers preregistration for appointments at state-run sites, including each county’s health department, at myvaccine.fl.gov. Residents without internet access can still call for appointments.
For people who received a first dose, you must return to the same place for your second dose.
It is important to not mix the vaccines, so second shots are only available from the same place as your first shot. Bring the COVID-19 vaccine card provided when you got your first dose with you to get your second shot.
Below, you’ll find a county-by-county breakdown of those plans, which are limited to certain individuals and limited availability at this point. We add more as soon as new information becomes available.
Clay County is closing down its vaccination site at the T. Jesse Godbold Building in Green Cove Springs and will instead offer walk-up Pfizer vaccinations at various pop-up locations in Clay County, beginning April 19.
DOH-Clay and Clay Emergency Management will partner with Curative Inc., a national testing and vaccine provider, to provide the walk-up vaccinations that will replace the Green Cove Springs site. The clinics will run through May 28 at various sites around the county (click here to see full list). Appointments will not be required, but you must show proof of Florida residency to qualify for the no-cost Pfizer vaccine.
Individuals who are interested in scheduling their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment through the DOH – Clay Bear Run clinic by calling (904) 529-2800.
Anyone with questions is asked to call 877-252-9362 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To receive updates and more information on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Clay County, visit Alert.ClayCountyGov.com.
St. Johns County
People interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may preregister for an appointment by visiting sjcvaccineappointment.sjcfl.us.
Those who preregister will receive an automated phone call from 904-295-3711 with an assigned appointment date and time. Individuals who choose to decline the appointment will remain preregistered and will receive a subsequent phone call with an alternative appointment.
The appointment preregistration system is only for individuals who are receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711 (dial all 10 digits).
Second doses in St. Johns County
St. Johns County is in the process of contacting those who received their initial COVID-19 vaccination from the Department of Health in St. Johns County to schedule a second-dose appointment.
If you received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Department of Health in St. Johns County and provided contact information, you should receive a phone call to schedule an appointment in the coming weeks prior to your second dose due date.
For more information on St. Johns County’s COVID-19 vaccination program, call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904-295-3711 (dial all 10 digits), text SJCVACCINE to 888777, or visit www.sjcfl.us/coronavirusvaccinations.
Flagler Health+ vaccination clinics
The Flagler Health+ vaccination clinics, staffed by internal employees and credentialed volunteers, are able to vaccinate approximately 400 to 600 people per day. Learn more.
Residents currently eligible for the shots can schedule their first-dose appointments online at www.OneNassau.com/covid-19-vaccine-appointments/. Second-dose appointments are automatically scheduled for three weeks later (21 days after the first dose) at the same time and location.
Those with appointments will have to wear masks at the site. To get a shot, you must provide identification and complete the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form. To streamline the process, Foster suggests printing and completing the form before your appointment and then bringing it with you.
Anyone with questions or who has difficulty scheduling a vaccination appointment should call emergency management at 904-548-0900 during normal business hours or email NCEM@NassauSO.com.
The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County is now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesdays, according to Nassau County Emergency Management.
People age 18 and older are able to walk in at the health department’s Yulee clinic throughout the day on Wednesdays and get the Moderna vaccine. Walk-in Moderna vaccinations are also available Wednesday mornings at the Callahan clinic.
The following are COVID-19 vaccination sites in or near Flagler County:
Federally-Supported Sites (appointment not required)
Pharmacies with Sites in or near Flagler County (appointment required)
State of Florida Department of Health – Flagler (appointment required)
For more information on vaccinations in Flagler County, go to FlaglerCounty.Gov.
Floridians ages 16 and up can now sign up for a one-time opportunity to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Flagler County.
To take advantage of this opportunity, you must schedule an appointment through the county’s website for the first and second doses of the shot. The first dose will be given out to those with appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 23, followed by the second dose on May 14.
For more information, click here.
Appointments will be required for community members. Book yours by going to putnam.floridahealth.gov and clicking the “vaccine request” tab to preregister. If you don’t have online access 386-329-1904 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those who have already received their first dosage will be receiving a follow-up call to schedule their second shot. This will occur as the county receives the vaccine.
Click here for the new Moderna Vaccine Screening and Consent form that citizens can print out, complete and bring with them to their appointment.
Questions about the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Putnam County can be directed to 386-329-1904 (option 1) Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please continue monitoring the county’s social media for updates to this effort.
Residents can make appointments by phone to get the vaccine by calling the health department’s primary phone line: 904-259-6291, Option 1.
Vaccines are administered at the Baker County Health Department at 480 West Lowder Street in Macclenny.
For more information on vaccinations in Baker County, go to baker.floridahealth.gov.
Bradford and Union counties
To make an appointment, call 904-964-7732 for Bradford County or 386-496-3211 for Union County.
The state opened a drive-thru site at the Southside Sports Complex on S.W. Bascome Norris Drive in Lake City on March 11. The site offers Johnson & Johnson vaccine and can give up to 1,000 shots per day.
They distribute once a week at the Southside sports complex.
There’s an online system where county residents can go and register their name, and the health department calls them back. To register, click here.