JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The State of Florida’s Emergency Management division is taking action in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
It reports just roughly 10% of available vaccines in Duval County have been administered.
Jared Moskowitz, Director of Emergency Management for the State of Florida, says Duval County got just over 125,000 vaccines, but only roughly 16,000 doses have been given so far.
In a one-on-one with Action News Jax, Moskowitz said he’s worried about the vaccine supply and the administration of the shots.
“There are hundreds of thousands of doses in the atmosphere just sitting now sitting is a relative term. I don’t think they are sitting in hospitals where nothing is happening. Now if I send you 5,000 doses and you are only doing 100 shots per day I categorize that as sitting,” Moskowitz explained.
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He says about 1.3 million doses were allocated to the state of Florida; of those, 200,000 are second-time shots.
He adds that the number of vaccines allocated continues to fall.
“The second week I received a half million doses, the third week I got 280,000, the next week I’m getting 250,000,” Moskowitz said.
He tells Action News Jax Emergency Management is partnering with ten churches across the state to open up as vaccination sites, one of which will be in Jacksonville. St. Matthews Church will have 500 doses come Sunday, by appointment only.
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