Regency Mall becomes Jacksonville’s only state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site

Jacksonville, Fla. – The COVID-19 testing site at Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville became a state of Florida vaccination site Wednesday morning, while it would remain the largest testing site in Jacksonville. Later this week, it will be Jacksonville’s only state-run vaccination site for the first dose.

Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday that he had come to know that the Duval County Health Department will deliver the first dose of vaccine at the Prime Minister Osborne Convention Center this weekend and will not make any additional appointments for that site. All vaccinations from the state will be given in the Regency.

According to the Health Department, for those who receive their first dose, Principal Osborne will remain open for the second dose.

A Florida public information officer told News4Jax that the line was unusually long at the Regency Wednesday morning due to computer problems, so the site was blocked from opening for the first hour.

According to the Division of Emergency Management, to get a shot at the Regency can begin by calling 866-200-3762 on Wednesday. An online system works, but is not yet ready.

According to the newspaper Florida 4, “Instead of waiting for the online system to be ready, we started it so that we could vaccinate as many people as we wanted to.” ”

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Those eligible for the vaccine include people 65 years of age or older or those working in the health care field. Those requesting the vaccine must also be Florida residents, the Division of Emergency Management wrote on Twitter.

Vaccines and tests will be available on the Regency site from 9 am to 5 pm seven days a week.

The phone appointment system acts as a queue, where you call and then someone will call you to schedule based on your location in the queue.

“As of this morning, there were more than 1,000 people in the queue still to be called,” the Florida Association of Public Information Officers said. “They can also make an appointment for the days ahead.”

If a vaccine is received, people are asked to enter the Sears entrance. Toilets are not available for public use and must cover a face that covers the nose and mouth.

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