New COVID-19 vaccination center in Jacksonville Beach opens on Sunday

The Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach is opening a COVID-19 vaccination center for ten days starting Sunday, March 14th.

The Carver Center website follows Florida’s eligibility guidelines in force at the time of this story’s publication for anyone age 65 and over, along with healthcare workers with direct patients, K-12 school staff ages 50 and over, and sworn law enforcement officers 50 and up.

The center at 777 5th Avenue South is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recipients are offered a choice between the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Recipients who choose the Pfizer shot return to the same location three weeks later for a second shot.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced earlier this week that the general age requirement would be lowered to 60 years and above on March 15th.

The site is launched through a partnership with the Jacksonville City Emergency Preparedness Department, Florida Emergency Management Department, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at [email protected], 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

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