JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are in the planning stages to offer a vaccine to their employees.
Neither agency has a date for when vaccinations will start.
Action News Jax obtained a letter sent to JFRD employees which explained in part that the agency will receive “The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine”, and “The vaccine should be in Jacksonville for distribution to our personnel soon.”
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JFRD confirmed a survey is being conducted right now to gauge who will get the vaccine.
There is a central location where JFRD employees will receive the vaccine. Final details about vaccinations are still being worked on with JFRD’s COVID-19 immunization incident management team.
JSO said all sworn officers, corrections officers, dispatchers and civilians will get the vaccine, but there is no confirmed delivery date.
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JSO’s full statement:
While first responders are high on the list to get a vaccine, Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference Tuesday he wants to focus on the elderly population next.
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