Coronavirus vaccine: County-by-county plan for Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia

Action News Jax will update this story as each county releases new information

In the wake of the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use approval of two COVID-19 vaccines, counties in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are releasing their plans for distributing the vaccines to the public.

Here’s what we know so far:

NORTHEAST FLORIDA

WALMART:

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available on Friday, Feb. 12 to seniors at select Walmart stores in Duval, Clay, Baker, Bradford and Columbia counties, according to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. For more information, visit walmart.com/covidvaccine or click here to view our story.

PUBLIX PHARMACIES:

NOTE: Action News Jax is aware that the option to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at Publix locations in Duval County is currently not available. We have contacted Publix for more information. A spokesperson gave us the following statement: “As we have moved to a three day per week reservation cycle, all counties will not necessarily have appointments available for every scheduling event. As long as we continue to receive vaccine from the state and federal governments at the current rate, all currently announced counties will receive appointments each week. Given the larger number of counties now receiving doses, it is important to note that there is no county residency restriction and customers should consider neighboring counties for available appointments.”

Some Publix pharmacies in Florida are offering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only to: healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, residents and staff of long-term healthcare facilities, and adults aged 65 years and older.

Locally, Duval, Clay, Columbia, Nassau and St. Johns counties are the only counties that have Publix locations offering vaccine appointments.

Visit https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida for the next opportunity to schedule an appointment.

WINN-DIXIE:

Select Winn-Dixie and Harvey’s locations in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval and Putnam counties will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, Feb. 11. Winn-Dixie is encouraging people to check their website to register for an appointment.

DUVAL COUNTY

UPDATE 2/26/2021: The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that there will be additional satellite sites in the Jacksonville area at Hammond Senior Center and Normandy Community Center from March 3-13.

Both sites will administer 500 vaccines per day before moving to a different location to vaccinate as many residents as possible. The schedule can be found here.

EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE:

Edward Waters College is partnering with Agape Family Health to vaccinate seniors 65 and older and health care workers, on a first come, first served basis. It is looking to vaccinate people who live in the following five zip codes for now: 32209, 32208, 32210, 32218, and, 32254. The vaccination site is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. When you get your first dose, Agape said it’ll make an appointment for your second dose. For more information, click here.

GATEWAY MALL:

The Gateway Mall, located at 5200 Norwood Avenue, will serve as a federally supported COVID-19 vaccination site, beginning on March 3. It will operate seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will administer 2,000 vaccines per day.

To preregister for your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at the Gateway Mall, call the Duval County vaccine booking number at 866-200-3762, or visit myvaccine.fl.gov.

For more information, click here.

CLANZEL T. BROWN COMMUNITY CENTER:

For two days only, the Clanzel T. Brown Community Center located at 4575 Moncrief Road served as a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Those who were given their first shot on Friday, Feb. 5, should return Friday, Feb. 26 for the second dose while those who received it on Saturday, Feb. 6, you should return Saturday, Feb. 27.

The city says you should arrive within the hour associated with the first letter of your last name during certain time slots. Click here for more information on this site.

REGENCY MALL:

UPDATE 2/21/21: No appointment needed today for a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Regency Mall

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 20 the Regency Mall will become a state run COVID-19 Vaccination site.

The Regency Mall site is by appointment only. To make an appointment call 1-866-200-3762. NOTE: Appointments can only be made by phone, online appointments are not available at this time.

During your appointment, you must have a photo ID that proves that you’re a Florida resident.

For more on the Regency Mall vaccination site, click here.

At Action News Jax, the team has heard from a lot of seniors who said they have not received a call about scheduling their second dose. The Florida Department of Emergency Management stated no one is due back at Regency at exactly 21 days. In fact, they say you have up to six weeks to get your second dose.

PRIME OSBORN CONVENTION CENTER:

The Florida Department of Health - Duval County is no longer offering first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Prime Osborn. The site has been vaccinating health care workers or people age 65 or older. Those who have already gotten their first dose at Prime Osborn will return to this location to get their second dose.

For those who already had their 1st dose:

  • You do not need to make an appointment for your 2nd dose.
  • The date for your 2nd dose is on the back of your COVID-19 vaccine card.
  • Please bring the COVID-19 vaccine card to your next appointment.
  • To receive your second dose, please return to the Prime Osborn Convention Center the 28th day after receiving your first dose. The time will be the same time as your first appointment. Example: If your first dose was December 28th at 2pm, you will return to the Prime Osborn for your second dose on January 25th at 2pm.

The Prime Osborn Vaccination Site will close after February 19.

MANDARIN AND LANE WILEY SENIOR CENTERS:

The Mandarin and Lane Wiley senior centers are now closed to new patients in need of the first dose. A reminder for anyone who received their first dose at a city-run site, you will still be able to get your second dose.

People who receive their first dose at one of these locations will return to the same center 21 days later for their second dose.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET YOUR SECOND DOSE AT THESE LOCATIONS, CLICK HERE.

Curry said the state is facilitating all COVID-19 vaccine distribution at the Regency Mall location. For more information on that, click here.

For more information on Duval County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan click here.

You can also visit the Florida Department of Health in Duval County page here.


CLAY COUNTY

Clay County Emergency Management said when more appointments become available, they can be made through:

https://www.claycountygov.com/community/emergency-management.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Point of Distribution will be at the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County T. Jesse Godbold Building, 2463 SR 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL.

You must show ID or proof of healthcare employment to receive the vaccine.

To learn more about Clay County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, click here.


ST. JOHNS COUNTY

St. Johns County said they have COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for Feb. 22 and Feb. 24.

To schedule an appointment visit https://tinyurl.com/y52tcoaz or call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904-295-3711 to register.

(NOTE: You will not be able to register for an appointment through the website or hotline prior to 9 a.m.) It is recommended that vaccine recipients arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment.

The Pfizer vaccine requires the recipient to receive a second dose in 21 days. Those who receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine through St. Johns County will leave with an appointment scheduled for the second dose.

The limited number of COVID-19 vaccines St. Johns County receives from the State of Florida determines appointment availability. County leaders say more appointments will be opened when St. Johns County receives additional vaccines.

For updates regarding St. Johns County’s COVID-19 vaccination program, please visit www.sjcfl.us/coronavirusvaccinations or text SJCVACCINE to 888777 to receive updates directly to your phone.

You can also call the State of Florida 24/7 COVID-19 call center at 866.779.6121 or visit www.floridahealthcovid19.gov, or email covid-19@floridahealth.gov.


COLUMBIA COUNTY

According to the Columbia County Emergency Management Facebook page, county residents 65 years of age and older will be the first ones to be vaccinated.

To submit your request for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine click here. You may also call 386-758-1068 to request the vaccine, you’ll need to provide your name, date of birth and address.

You can learn more about Columbia County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on the Florida Department of Health page here.


BAKER COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health - Baker County said its appointments for administering COVID-19 vaccines are currently booked up.

Officials are waiting to find out when they will receive more vaccines and will reopen appointments at that time.

Click here to learn more about Baker County’s vaccination plan.


NASSAU COUNTY

The Nassau County Emergency Operations Center released new information about an update to the process of making an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine:

In an attempt to improve the COVID-19 vaccination appointment process and lessen the level of frustration for county residents, the Nassau Board of County Commissioners have approved a waitlist procedure that uses the existing Eventbrite booking website utilized by Nassau County Emergency Management to set appointments for the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County to receive a vaccination.

Emergency Management Director Greg Foster says a plan to create a waitlist of as many targeted priority members, mostly those 65 and over, will allow residents to add their names to the waitlist without having to compete for ‘first on the list’ in a very short period of time.

Click here to learn more about Nassau County’s vaccination waitlist.


PUTNAM COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health - Putnam County issued the following update about its vaccination process for those aged 65 and older:

“The Department of Health in Putnam County has temporarily closed registration for the vaccine due to signups exceeding the department’s initial 10,000 registrations cap.

“If you have already pre-registered please be patient as we will continue scheduling appointments as more vaccine becomes available to Putnam County. If possible we will re-open registration once the first group of 10,000 registrants complete their vaccinations.”

Click here for more information on Putnam County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.


UNION COUNTY

Bradford County Emergency Management shared the following information about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Union County:

The Florida Department of Health for Bradford and Union Counties announced plans to vaccinate persons 65 years of age or older.

If you have questions, please call (386) 496-3211 for Union County.

Click here for more information on Union County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.


BRADFORD COUNTY

Bradford County Emergency Management shared the following information about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Bradford County:

“COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Per the Bradford County Health Department, all currently available appointments have been filled for the COVID-19 Vaccine. The Health Department has asked us to share this information and to let everyone know that they intend to announce further dates in the near future.

“Please check back as we will post more information once the Health Department has provided it to us.”

Click here for more information on Bradford County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.


SOUTHEAST GEORGIA

PUBLIX PHARMACIES

Some Publix pharmacies in Georgia are offering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only to: first responders, healthcare workers, individuals ages 65 and older and their caregivers, and residents and staff of long term care facilities.

Locally, Camden and Glynn counties are the only counties that have Publix locations offering vaccine appointments.

Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 2 after 6 a.m, COVID-19 vaccine appointment availability for Wednesday, Feb. 3 can be accessed online at https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/georgia.


CAMDEN AND GLYNN COUNTIES

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Coastal Health District, which includes Camden and Glynn counties, says residents can schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations online at chdcovidvax.org.

Residents who don’t have access to a computer or need assistance can schedule by phone at 912-230-5506. NOTE: Telephone wait times may be long.

The appointments are available for Georgia residents who are healthcare workers, emergency first responders, adults age 65 and older, and caregivers of adults age 65 and older.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis for qualifying individuals, and can be scheduled up to 8 days in advance, depending on vaccine availability. The scheduling system is for first dose appointments only. Second dose appointments are booked at the time the first dose is administered.

Additional information about vaccine and about vaccine providers can be found at covid19.gachd.org/vaccine.

Click here for more information on Camden County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Click here for more information on Glynn County’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.


CHARLTON, WARE, BRANTLEY, AND PIERCE COUNTIES

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Southeast Health District, which includes Charlton, Ware, Brantley and Pierce counties, released the following update on its vaccination process:

“At this time, the Southeast Health District is pausing the scheduling of COVID-19 vaccine appointments across our district. We are doing this to ensure adequate vaccine supply for the currently scheduled appointments. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, vaccine supply is limited in the U.S., and the state of Georgia only receives what the federal government allocates.

“If you have a scheduled appointment to receive your first or second dose, you will not be affected by this change unless contacted otherwise.

“When we begin scheduling new appointments, we will share this information on our social media pages and on our www.sehdph.org website.

“To locate additional COVID-19 vaccine providers, please visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vaccine locator tool at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.

Click here for more information on the COVID-19 vaccination plan for Charlton, Ware, Brantley and Pierce counties.

Bailey Husker, Action News Jax

Bailey Husker is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.

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