COVID-19: Second vaccine dose plans for Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties

COVID-19: Second vaccine dose plans for Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Duval County Health Department announced new appointments will be added through the online system every Thursday at 5 p.m.

Appointments can no longer be made by phone. Only online appointments are available.

”The link will change each week and will be posted on the DOH-Duval website: Click on the yellow alert box,” said DOH-Duval in a news release.

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The health department says those who got their first dose at the Prime Osborn on Dec. 28, 29 or 30 can return there 28 days later to receive their second dose.

“The time will be the same time they had for their original appointment. Example: If an individual’s first dose was December 28th at 2 p.m., they will return to the Prime Osborn for their second dose on January 25th at 2 p.m.” DOH-Duval announced in a news release.

The health department stated people who got their first dose at the Prime Osborn on Jan. 4 will be sent a message with instructions for securing their second dose.

”Soon, individuals can expect to secure their 2nd dose appointment at their 1st dose appointment,” stated DOH-Duval.

St. Johns County:

St. Johns County administrator, Hunter Conrad, told Action News Jax the county has a plan in place to ensure people who have already got their first dose of the vaccine will be able to secure their second dose as well.

Conrad said the county is in the process of contacting the people who were given the vaccine in St. Johns County by the state prior to the county taking over operations.

”We are waiting to receive the names and the information from the Department of Health on the first. Well, I’d say, the approximately 2,800 because we have the 200 from today,” said Conrad. “When we receive those, we will begin calling those individuals back and informing them. Though, they should hear from us within a couple of weeks and get their appointments scheduled.”

Conrad said those who received their first dose today were given specific appointments for their second dose.

”From the 200 that were booked today, they were given an appointment, a day certain in time, to come back in approximately 30 days,” said Conrad.

Soon, he said the first dosages of vaccines will be distributed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the second dosages will be administered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Clay County:

Clay County Department of Health administrator, Heather Huffman, said the county’s presently vaccinating 200 people per day by appointment only at the Godbold Center.

Huffman said the health department received 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine last Monday and will be vaccinating approximately 1,000 people per week.

The county stated appointments are available for specific groups through Jan. 20.

Huffman told us the health department will begin administering second doses of the vaccine to the public on Feb. 1.

”We will ramp up to 400 appointments per day... 200 a day will be for first doses, and 200 a day will be for second doses. We want to make sure those individuals that have gotten the first dose will be able to get that second dose,” Huffman said.