Ascension St. Vincent’s to vaccinate 2,500 at Clay County Fairgrounds

All appointments were filled by mid-day Friday

Starting this morning, people that are 65 and older can get vaccinated in Clay County through Ascension St. Vincent at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Appointments are booked and if you don't have one, you will be turned away.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – Ascension St. Vincent’s will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination event for Clay County residents age 65 and older from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Clay County Fairgrounds, the county announced Thursday.

All available appointments were filled by 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Ascension St. Vincent’s said it expects approximately 2,500 vaccinations will be administered.

COVID -19 vaccination opportunity. Message from Ascension St. Vincent's: Ascension St. Vincent's is holding a COVID-19...

Posted by Clay County, FL Government on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Those with appointments are asked to wear a mask to while inside the fairgrounds. Unless there are special needs, anyone accompanying patients is asked to remain outside of the event space.

Here’s what Ascension St. Vincent’s said people can expect once they arrive:

  • Patients will check in, providing the necessary information and signing required consent forms.
  • Patients will be directed either to a socially distanced waiting area or to a vaccination station.
  • After vaccination, patients will be directed to an observation area, where they will be monitored for at least 15 minutes as a standard precaution.

In addition, patients will also receive information about getting their second dose.

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Ascension St Vincents in Clay County will be holding a vaccine-event for residents 65 and older TOMORROW. Health officials are hoping to administer the vaccine to 25 hundred people.

For those who don’t have an appointment, Clay County Emergency Management tweeted Friday that it will make an announcement Wednesday with the latest update on the county’s allotment of vaccine doses from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said last week that vaccinating seniors is still the main priority and will be for the time being.

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