JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The federally-supported COVID-19 vaccination site at Gateway Mall closed around 12:30 p.m. Sunday for the rest of the day due to weather conditions.
“Due to weather conditions – lightening, rain, flooding around the facility, and the safety factor of not being in a hardened structure, it has been decided the Gateway Mall vaccination site will close for the remainder of the day,” officials said.
For anyone with a scheduled appointment Sunday, there is no need to reschedule -- come in at any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. another day or visit one of the satellite sites.
Operations at the Gateway Mall site will resume at 7 a.m. Monday.
All federally-supported vaccination sites in the Jacksonville area delayed opening Sunday until 10 a.m., including the hub site at Gateway Mall on Norwood Avenue and its satellite sites at the Oceanway Community Center on Sago Avenue West and the Carver Recreation Center on 5th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach.
The Gateway Mall site offers the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The satellite sites and Gateway Mall site are giving second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those who got their first doses at those sites before April 5.
Even though the Gateway Mall site closed early, the satellite sites will remain open Sunday to provide second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
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In addition, the city of Jacksonville announced just after 5 a.m. Sunday that two COVID-19 vaccination sites planned for the day at the Main Library and Brown Eastside Library would be closed due to the weather.
The large vaccination site at Regency Square Mall -- offering the Pfizer vaccine -- will keep its normal hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Legends Center and Edward Waters College sites were also expected to be open on Sunday.
Scheduled appointments at dozens of area pharmacies should not be affected by the weather.
UPDATE: The two Johnson & Johnson one day vaccine events hosted by the @FLSERT at the Main Library and the Brown Eastside Library have been cancelled due to the potential for severe weather. We will continue to provide updates for future dates from @FLSERT pic.twitter.com/rFO0l9TgyI— City of Jacksonville (COJ) (@CityofJax) April 11, 2021