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COVID Vaccines Available By Appointment For Duval Residents 65 And Older

Person with gloves on holding a vaccine in their hand, about to flick it with their finger.
Kirsty Wigglesworth
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Associated Press

Duval County residents 65 and older and health care workers with direct exposure to patients can call the health department to get vaccinated against coronavirus starting Wednesday morning, Dec. 30.

The Department of Health in Duval County announced Tuesday that the vaccines would be available to those two groups, by appointment only, by calling (904) 253-1140. The appointment line is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only, and callers may be on hold "longer than normal." The line will be closed for the New Year's holiday on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Appointments cannot be made online.

Anyone who doesn't fall into the two categories should "stay tuned for information on when you will be able to get vaccinated," a health department spokeswoman said.

Some things to keep in mind when making an appointment:

  • Proof of residency is required at the appointment (i.e. a driver's license, JEA bill, or other form of identification that displays home address)
  • You are required to wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing during the appointment
  • There are no restrooms available for use during the appointment

Again, the number to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination in Jacksonville is (904) 253-1140.