JFRD Employees To Get Vaccinated For COVID-19 At Convention Center
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department employees are expected to start vaccinating the public for COVID-19 as early as next month, but that’s not until they get the vaccine themselves.
More firefighters are expected to get the shot starting Monday.
JFRD Chief Keith Powers says 1,600 JFRD employees will get vaccinated at the Prime Osborne Convention Center, where a special clinic has been set up. The city says this is important because the 900 paramedics will be giving the vaccine to the public as early as next month.
Our first responders began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine today. This will help protect the public when @jfrdjax responds to emergencies. They will also be assisting the state by administering the vaccine to Jacksonville citizens. I'm very grateful for their service & sacrifices pic.twitter.com/muoo6HCO7r— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) December 23, 2020
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