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St. Johns County Vaccination Appointments Reopen At 9 AM Thursday

Photo of COVID-19 vaccine being administered.

St. Johns County has received an allotment of 3,900 Pfizer coronavirus vaccines from the state. Registration will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, for vaccination appointments on January 29 as well as February 1 and 3 for people 65 years and older and front-line health care workers.

People can attempt to 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.

When last week’s available appointments were opened, all of them were spoken for in a little over an hour.

Only Florida residents can register for the appointments.

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.

Selected vaccine recipients should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment, according to the county.

The limited number of COVID-19 vaccines St. Johns County receives from the state determines 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.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday night an additional 307,000 doses of vaccine are due to arrive in Florida next week for distribution. It wasn’t immediately announced how many of those doses would be earmarked for St. Johns County.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.