Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic to begin drive-thru vaccinations for select veterans

COVID-19 Vaccine: New site vaccination veterans 75+

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Beginning on Tuesday, January 12, the Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic will be kicking off a COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination clinic for veterans aged 75 or older who receive care at their clinic.

The clinic at 1536 N. Jefferson Street will be open from Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

“We’re coordinating with our community resource center to help get our homeless veterans over here as well,” Dr. Melinda Screws, Chief Medical officer for Jacksonville VA Outpatients Clinic, said.

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Right now, any veterans 75 years and older who receive care at the Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic can come out based on the last number of their social security number.

  • SSN ending in 0- January 12, 2021
  • SSN ending in 1- January 13, 2021
  • SSN ending in 2- January 14, 2021
  • SSN ending in 3- January 15, 2021
  • SSN ending in 4- January 19, 2021
  • SSN ending in 5- January 20, 2021
  • SSN ending in 6- January 21, 2021
  • SSN ending in 7- January 22, 2021
  • SSN ending in 8- January 25, 2021
  • SSN ending in 9- January 26, 2021

No more than two veterans will be vaccinated per car. Each day employees will aim to distribute between 300 and 400 vaccines.

The push behind this clinic is to relieve some stress from other vaccination sites and make sure our veterans get the care they need.

“We stand on their shoulders right? They paved the way for us and so many other things,” Dr. Screws said. “This population solved smallpox. They solved polio and so I’m hoping with the technology and the healthcare that we have today, we can follow their lead.”

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