COVID-19 vaccinations to end at Prime Osborn, Jacksonville mayor says

Prime Osborn COVID-19 vaccination site to close

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — JAN. 20 UPDATE: Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday morning that the Duval County Department of Health will end Prime Osborn first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of this week and will not take additional appointments.

Those who have received the first dose at the city sites or the Prime Osborn will be able to get the second dose at the same location.

Moving forward, Curry said all vaccinations will be done at the state-run Regency location.

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The Florida Department of Health - Duval County has released instructions for health care workers or people age 65 or older on how they can make COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Appointments can be made online. The DOH announced Monday, Jan. 4 that new appointments will be added through the online system every Thursday at 5 p.m. The link will change each week and will be posted on the DOH alerts page.

HERE IS THE LINK THAT THE DOH SHARED FOR JAN. 14: https://jax.readyop.com/fe/eBiAeQ

Vaccines will be administered at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

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

Please note the following about the online appointment form:

  • The Department of Health has identified that people are making multiple appointments online.
  • Please do not do this, as it bogs down the system and takes time slots away from others.
  • Be sure to select a date and time before you submit your form.
  • If there is not a date/time slot available on the form, do not submit the form. If you submit the form without a date/time slot, the form will be deleted, and you will not have an appointment.
  • You will see a confirmation message after the appointment is set. You WILL NOT receive a confirmation email. Please take a screenshot of the confirmation message to keep for your records.

Before making an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, please read the following:

  • Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact and individuals 65 years of age and older can make an appointment to get vaccinated. If you are not in one of these groups, please stay tuned for information on when you will be able to get vaccinated.
  • All individuals are required to wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing during the appointment.
  • There are no restrooms available for use during the appointment.
  • Department of Health officials are encouraging people to print out and fill out the vaccine consent form before their appointment. CLICK HERE to download the form.
  • You DON’T have to fill out insurance info on the consent form – the shot is FREE. However, it is important for you to fill out section 2 and 3 on the form, which has to do with medical history and any conditions. DOH says it’s important for people to be honest about their medical history.
  • CLICK HERE to download the Moderna fact sheet | CLICK HERE to download the Pfizer fact sheet

City of Jacksonville’s vaccine program first come, first served

In addition to the Florida Department of Health - Duval County, the City of Jacksonville is also offering vaccines. Two senior centers in Duval County have been converted from coronavirus testing to coronavirus vaccination sites.

The Mandarin Senior Center (located at 3848 Hartley Road) and the Lane Wiley Senior Center (located at 6710 Wiley Road) began giving out COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, Jan. 11. For more information on that program, click here.

These two sites were conducting COVID-19 tests but have been converted to vaccine sites.

These city-run sites are funded by the city, which is why only Duval residents are able to get vaccinated there. The sites are anticipated to close on Thursday as supply will run out -- however, those who have gotten their first vaccine at these sites will be able to get their second dose there.

However, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, there is no residency requirement, as this site is federally funded.

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