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JFRD Employees To Get Vaccinated For COVID-19 At Convention Center

woman administering a shot to a man's arm
JFRD via Mayor Lenny Curry/Twitter
A fire department employee gets a COVID vaccination, in this video provided by the JFRD.

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.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.