Coronavirus: Dozens miss second dose vaccine appointments at Prime Osborn, Mandarin Senior Center

Coronavirus: Securing a second COVID-19 vaccination

Jacksonville, Fla. — Prime Osborn is wrapping up its last week distributing COVID-19 second dose vaccines. After tomorrow, the facility will close to second dose appointments.

The Duval County Department of Health reports at least 24,000 people have been fully vaccinated at the site, and there’s still 2,000 appointments left between Thursday and Friday.

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As the site prepares to shut down at the end of the day Friday, the health department is also working to reach at least 130 people who missed their second dose appointment.

The Health Department told Action News Jax it has called those individuals.

At the Lane Wiley and Mandarin Senior Centers, a total of 11,823 people have been fully vaccinated.

About 102 people have still not shown up for their second dose, according to the city.

The City of Jacksonville opened make-up days at the Mandarin Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Lane Wiley Senior Center.

Appointments are not necessary.

Action News Jax medical expert Dr. Michelle Aquino said missing your second dose does not mean the first dose is wasted.

Pfizer reports that their first vaccine dose is 52% effective against the virus, and Moderna reports that their first dose is 80% effective.

Still, Dr. Aquino reminds people the importance of getting their second dose, even if it’s a few days delayed.

“In the big scheme of things with herd immunity, I think if we have large numbers of people missing their second shot, obviously that’s going to impact it to a certain degree,” she said.

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