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Clay, St. Johns Counties Announce More COVID Vaccine Appointments Available

Vaccine being administered.
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Clay and St. Johns counties announced Wednesday that more COVID vaccine appointments will soon be available after they received more doses.

Clay County Begins Scheduling New Appointments At 3 p.m. Wednesday

Clay County Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health in Clay County have received 1,950 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine and will begin accepting vaccination appointments on Wednesday, January 20, at 3 p.m. 

Residents 65 years and older and front-line health care workers can go to Alert.ClayCountyGov.com to attempt to schedule an appointment for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Appointment slots are for between 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on January 25, 26, 27, and 29 and on February 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2021.

On appointment day, those accepted will receive the initial vaccination dose and an appointment card for their second dose appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments must be scheduled at Alert.ClayCountyGov.com.

St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Opens At 9 a.m. Thursday

01/21 Story Update: All St. Johns County appointments have already been claimed.

St. Johns County has received an allotment of 1,950 Pfizer vaccines from the state.

Registration will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, for vaccination appointments for people 65 years and older and front-line health care workers on January 22, 25, and 27.

Schedule an appointment online or call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711 (dial all 10 digits) after 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Registrations for appointments through the website or hotline will not be allowed prior to 9 a.m. The Pfizer vaccine requires the recipient to receive a second dose in 21 days.

Those who receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine through St. Johns County will leave with an appointment scheduled for the second dose.

The limited number of COVID-19 vaccines St. Johns County receives from the state will determine appointment availability. More appointments will be opened when St. Johns County receives additional vaccines. For updates regarding St. Johns County's COVID-19 vaccination program, visit www.sjcfl.us/coronavirusvaccinations or text SJCVACCINE to 888777.

St. Johns County reported Wednesday it had already distributed 4,300 COVID-19 vaccinations before getting the new doses.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.