COVID-19: Federal vaccine sites open Wednesday in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The federal site at the Gateway Mall in Brentwood will open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The site will be open until 7 p.m. seven days a week.

The site will administer 2,000 shots daily for approved categories of health care workers, 65+ seniors, law enforcement, first responders, and K-12 school staff 50 and older.

The site will administer the Pfizer vaccine which means a second dose will be required.

QUICK LINKS: How to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in the Jacksonville area

People who want a vaccine are encouraged to register HERE.

You can walk into the site and register if you did not register online.

Two satellite sites will open in underserved communities: one at the Hammond Senior Center and the other at the Normandy Community Center. They will each administer 500 vaccines daily.

Ashley Davis with the Florida Department of Emergency Management said it was county officials who worked with the state to identify where the most need is.

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“We worked directly with the county emergency management directors and their local officials and they provided the State of Florida different locations they felt they should provide outreach to.” Davis said.

Those sites will be up for 7-10 days and will then move to another underserved neighborhood.

Action News Jax asked the state about second doses. The state said the situation is fluid, and there is no set-in-stone plan to go back to those neighborhoods.

People can get their second dose at the Brentwood location, or another satellite location. The state also has volunteers that can help get people transported for a second dose.