JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For one day only, if a caregiver brings someone 65 and older to the Gateway Mall vaccination site in Jacksonville, they can get vaccinated too.
State Sen. Audrey Gibson said this will most likely be a one-time event, and it’s only happening at Gateway Mall on Saturday, March 13.
Lora Bunce just recently got her vaccine at that site on Sunday.
The 72-year-old drove more than 60 miles to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
She said, “The federal site was the only one that gave me the option to make a choice.”
Bunce said she’s had no side effects since, except for a sore arm.
She said she had such a great experience, and hopes more people will jump in and get vaccinated.
Gibson is hoping for the same.
On Saturday, there will be a “We Care: Each One, Gets One” event at the Gateway site.
“‘Each one, Gets One’ means you come and bring a senior, then the senior gets their vaccination. You get your vaccination,” Gibson said.
It’s taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. but only at the Gateway Mall federal site.
She said, “The goal is to get shots in arms and make our community safe, so we can see each other once again sooner rather than later, even among our family and closest friends.”
Bunce can’t wait.
“I’m looking forward to being able to go see my sister who has cancer,” she said.
If you need transportation, call JTA at 904-630-3100 to arrange a ride to and from the vaccination site.
It’s important to note entire families will not be able to get vaccinated for bringing one senior. It has to be one family member to one senior.
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