The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced it is closing the Jacksonville vaccination center at the Gateway Town Center next week. Its final day in operation will be Tuesday, May 25.
Until then, the center operated by the State of Florida and supported by FEMA, is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. No appointment is needed to receive a vaccination.
“We appreciate the work of everyone who helped these centers provide vaccinations to so many people,” said Gracia Szczech, FEMA Region IV Administrator in an email sent to WJCT News. “The centers were established in locations accessible to socially vulnerable populations and they were successful in their mission. Now, FEMA will continue to support the State of Florida and local communities with resources as they reach deeper into communities.”
FEMA also announced the centers it’s supporting in Miami, Tampa and Orlando are closing the same day.
In announcing the closings, FEMA pointed out vaccines are now widely available at pharmacies, healthcare facilities and other locations accessible to the public. In most cases, an appointment is not necessary.
Find nearby vaccination providers at vaccines.gov or text your ZIP code to 438829.