Appointment requirement for vaccine site at Regency could change

For now, appointments still required at Jacksonville’s only state-run vaccine facility

Short lines for vaccine at Regency Square Mall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a surprise weekend of allowing seniors 65+ to get vaccinated for COVID-19 without an appointment for the last three days, the site at Regency Square in Jacksonville is back to appointment-only vaccinations -- for now.

The Florida Association of Public Information Officers confirmed to News4Jax, the site is available to people with an appointment, but a spokesperson said that could change.

Any changes to the appointment setting process is announced first on the agency’s Twitter account here.

The agency said it plans to open a new vaccine site in Northeast Florida. With federal support, the state will open Gateway Mall for vaccines on the Northside of Jacksonville March 3.

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It is expected to facilitate roughly 2,000 doses of the vaccine per day. It will also offer vaccines through two smaller, mobile sites.

People who are eligible can pre-register using the statewide system.

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