Vaccines will be administered at Clanzel T. Brown Senior Center (4575 Moncrief Road – 32209) Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. By State order, the vaccines are still limited to individuals who are 65 years of age or older, frontline medical personnel or first responders. The Florida Health Department has supplied the City with 975 vials of each dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Five hundred vaccines will be administered the first day, while the remaining 475 will be administered the following day.
“When we are given the resources and opportunity, the City of Jacksonville is able to quickly and efficiently stand-up operations to safely get this life-saving vaccine to the public,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “If and when more vaccines become available, we will be ready to open additional sites in other areas of the community.”
No appointment is necessary, but to avoid large crowds and promote responsible physical distancing, eligible patients should only visit the vaccination site on the day associated with their birth month:
- Friday - January – June
- Saturday - July – December
All patients must provide a photo ID that shows their birthdate, while first responders and healthcare workers should also bring an employee badge. For convenience, patients will be offered a voucher that allows them to return to the site the same day to receive the vaccine. While the DOH Vaccine Screening and Consent Form will be at the site, patients are encouraged to print and bring a completed form to reduce their wait time. The form is available at COJ.net/CovidVaccineForm
To facilitate a safe and organized vaccination process, patients must adhere to the following rules:
- A mask must be worn at all times.
- Physical distancing requirements must be followed at all times.
- Individuals who are feeling sick should not go to a vaccination site.
- Patients should be in line no earlier than 8 a.m. and no later than 4 p.m.
- Only caretakers may accompany patients who require assistance to the vaccination site.
- Patients must park in the designated parking areas; patients cannot be dropped off at the line.
- Parking and waiting in line overnight will not be permitted.
After receiving the vaccine, patients must stay on site for at least 15 minutes to be monitored for potential reactions by healthcare and emergency professionals. Based on medical history, some individuals may be required to wait 30 minutes. While allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are rare, this safety measure is in place out of an abundance of caution.
Patients must return to Clanzel T. Brown Senior Center 21 days after the first shot to receive the second dose. Reminders about the follow-up appointment will be provided via phone call and text message.
Because of the vaccination operation, Agape Health, a City-contracted COVID-19 testing provider that normally operates out of the senior center, will temporarily move testing to the following locations:
- AGAPE Dunn - 1680 Dunn Ave. – 32218
- AGAPE Blanding - 5460 Blanding Blvd. – 32244
These testing locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5.
For assistance, citizens may call 630-CITY (2489) to be connected to a customer care representative.