JEA to host community COVID-19 vaccine site to honor UF Health CEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — JEA announced Wednesday morning that they are hosting a community COVID-19 vaccine at its downtown headquarters, in honor of Dr. Leon Haley Jr.

Dr. Haley was the CEO of UF Health Jacksonville as well as a JEA board member. He was the first medical professional in Florida to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and JEA plans on carrying out his mission to get people vaccinated

Dr. Haley tragically died on July 24 in a jet ski crash in South Florida.

JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe is encouraging the community of Jacksonville to attend the community event to get vaccinated. In a YouTube video, Stowe calls on people to “help carry out Dr. Haley’s mission and defeat this deadly virus.”

The event will take place on Thursday, Aug 5 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the JEA headquarters on Ashley Street, between Laura and Main Street.

JEA has partnered with Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Wellness on Wheels buses and Agape Family to host the event.

The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available at the site.