COVID-19 vaccine: Federal vaccination satellite sites move to Beaches, Oceanway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The two federal satellite sites at the Normandy Senior Center and the Hammond Community Center will be closing this weekend and will be moving to the Beaches and Oceanway.

The two new sites will be the Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach and the Oceanway Community Center off Sago Avenue. The sites will be walk-ups and will have a chance to offer 500 vaccines each. Both the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine will be offered.

The sites will close on March 23, but will reopen for a short period to give out the second dose for the Pfizer recipients.

Here’s what you need to know about the vaccination effort locally:

  • FEMA will no longer be releasing daily numbers at the end of the day; they will now come from the State.
  • Tuesday, 2,228 shots were administered between the three sites, 9,310 were administered to date.
  • Community outreach teams throughout the State went door to door today in a one-to-two-mile radius of the current sites to encourage and educate people about vaccines.
  • The Gateway site can now administer 3,000 doses daily alone.
  • On Monday, people 60 and up will be eligible to get a vaccination.