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Furry friend or for yourself: Free vaccines for people and pets Saturday

Pet owners could get free vaccines for their dogs or cats, while also getting a free COVID-19 vaccine, booster and/or flu vaccine on Saturday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pet owners could get free vaccines for their dogs or cats, while also getting a free COVID-19 vaccine, booster and/or flu vaccine on Saturday.

The Jacksonville Humane Society, Harveys Supermarket and Florida Blue provided the shots.

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the shots were available at the Harveys on Moncrief Road, where nearby resident Joy Singleton received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine while her pup got his shots.

“This is wonderful… this is a blessing. It’s so convenient,” said Singleton.

Free access to the vet is what brought residents Daniel and Kayleigh Fellenbaum out to the Moncrief Harveys with their dog.

“Not everybody can afford the excessive healthcare that some people can afford like the constant vet visits and everything. It’s like taking care of a kid just with extra legs,” said Kayleigh Fellenbaum

The shots were also be provided at 201 W. 48th St. from 2-5 p.m. Saturday.

Pet vaccinations included distemper and rabies for dogs and cats. Pet parents who got the vaccines themselves were also eligible for $20 in coupons from Harveys and if they dressed their pet up in a Halloween costume, an extra $10 gift card.


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