Jax Vaccination Centers See More Demand Monday, But There's Still Plenty of Capacity

Apr 5, 2021

Opening up vaccinations to every Floridian age 16 and above on Monday prompted long lines in some parts of the state, but not at Jacksonville’s largest site: the Gateway Town Center.

Early numbers show clinics did experience higher numbers than they have in recent weeks, but the large sites in Jacksonville were not running at capacity, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.

WJCT News stopped by the Regency Square mall location Monday afternoon. While it was busy, there were no lines.

Those under 18 must go to a site that offers the Pfizer vaccine, as the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only authorized for people 18 and up. The state also requires 16- and 17-year-olds to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign a consent form.

WJCT News partner News4Jax talked to some of the people getting vaccinated Monday. What they had to say is in this News4Jax story.