COVID-19 vaccine: Enthusiasm surrounds Johnson & Johnson option

UPDATE | April 3 · 8:12 AM

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UPDATE | March 31 · 9:46 AM

Jacksonville,FL. — ORIGINAL STORY | March 30

250 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine were spoken for in about two hours.

People lined up around the block of the Graham Library off Myrtle Ave.

Dozens of people were turned away because the site ran out.

Sam Velez, the site coordinator working with the State said people are showing up in droves for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine a one dose option.

“Everybody asks about the Johnson & Johnson and they prefer the Johnson & Johnson.” Velez said.

The mobile sites are proving to be a success, Action News Jax asked the State their process in choosing mobile site locations.

One woman who was turned away said she will wait for another mobile site offering the J&J option.

“I want my vaccine really bad.” Michelle Armstead said. Armstead works at a local school, she said she trusts the J&J option because she trusts the long standing brand.

A list of sites for this week:

Wednesday 3/31 8AM-6PM University Park Library

3435 University Blvd N,

Jacksonville, FL 32277

8AM-6PM Henry L. Brown Kooker Park

1400 E. 20th Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206

Thursday 4/1 8AM-6PM

Destination Church

88 Arlington Road N.

Jacksonville, FL 32211

8AM-6PM Brentwood Library

3725 Pearl Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206