JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting Monday, Floridians ages 16 and 17 can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is the only vaccine approved for those under the age of 18.
“I think this allows more people to understand that look. If you are over 16, 16 or older, you can get the vaccine so hopefully we can actually increase the vaccination rates and get us closer to the end, ”said Dr. Sunil Joshi, President of the Duval County Medical Society Foundation.
Sine the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only approved for use by people aged 18 and over. 16 and 17 year olds must go to a place where Pfizer vaccinations are available.
You must also be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a consent form. (Click here for a printable version of the form.)
“Even though your 16 and 17 year olds are old enough to drive and they are somewhat independent, it is imperative that you be with them and sign the consent form when you get there or your child will be turned away and given the vaccine Can’t get, ”explained Joshi.
WHERE CAN YOU GET A SHOT? Vaccination Availability in Northeast Florida
Inoculation sites that offer Pfizer vaccine in two doses include the government facilities at Regency Square Mall, Legends Center, and Celebration Church.
The federal government-sponsored website at the Gateway Mall will be offering the Pfizer vaccine on Monday when eligibility is expanded to all Florida adults. Starting Tuesday, the location in the Gateway Mall will switch to the single-dose J&J vaccine on Tuesday.
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