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St. Johns County reopens appointments for COVID-19 vaccines

County taking over vaccinations from St. Johns health dept
County taking over vaccinations from St. Johns health dept

After announcing Thursday evening that appointments for the latest allotment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines had been filled, St. Johns County reopened the appointment windows Friday morning.

St. Johns County said earlier this week that it received another 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the state. The county confirmed to News4Jax that it also received a shipment on Monday that had been delayed by weather, which is why appointment slots reopened Friday morning.

Just before 9:30 a.m. Friday, the county sent an alert saying registration was open for vaccination appointments on Feb. 22 or 24. They did not say how many slots would be available.

“You must be at least 65 years of age or older, or be a healthcare professional with direct patient contact to receive the vaccine,” the county said in its alerts.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/y52tcoaz or call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904-295-3711 to register.

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For more information, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904-295-3711 (dial all ten digits).

Those with appointments are asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes beforehand.

The Pfizer vaccine requires recipients to receive their second dose in 21 days. Those who receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine through St. Johns County will leave with an appointment scheduled for the second dose.

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The limited number of COVID-19 vaccines St. Johns County receives from the State of Florida determines appointment availability.

Additional appointments will become available when St. Johns County receives more vaccines from the State of Florida. For more information, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711 (dial all ten digits), text SJCVACCINE to 888777, or visit www.sjcfl.us/coronavirusvaccinations.

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St. Johns County’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccinations is currently designated for people age 65 or older and front-line health care workers who have direct contact with patients.