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State-Run Vaccine Sites To Close As Florida’s Strategy Shifts To Retail

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Ted S. Warren
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Associated Press

State-supported COVID vaccination sites in Duval County will stop operating later this month, as vaccines have become more widely available and more than 10 million people have received at least one dose. 

The sites at Edward Waters College, Regency Square mall, Celebration Church and the Legends Center will all be shutting down June 18. 

The site at the Port of Jacksonville will close June 20. 

Instead, people looking to get coronavirus vaccines should turn to retail locations, pharmacies, and primary care physicians, the state said. A map of current locations is available here

About 38% of all Floridians have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. That’s below the nationwide average of about 48% and well below the number needed to reach herd immunity. 

Contact Sydney Boles at sboles@wjct.org, or on Twitter at @sydneyboles