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Florida FEMA COVID Sites Now Offering Only Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

A syringe is filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Mary Altaffer
Associated Press
A syringe is filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning Tuesday, Florida’s federally supported COVID-19 vaccination sites will provide only the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots.

“The state has been able to make this change as it receives an increased allocation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week,” the state’s Division of Emergency Management announced Friday.

The four sites in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami and their satellite locations will administer up to 3,000 one dose Johnson & Johnson per day, per site.

“This will streamline the vaccination process at the sites and eliminate the need for individuals to return for a second dose,” the division said.

Jacksonville’s FEMA site is located at the Gateway Town Center.

The centers supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will still provide second Pfizer doses to individuals who received their first dose at these sites.

Once the FEMA satellite locations finish administering all second doses, they will no longer be operational.

State-supported sites, such as the one at the Regency Square mall in Jacksonville, continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine.