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County-by-County: Where people 65 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine on the First Coast

Several counties around the state received their first shipments of the vaccine last week. Most on the First Coast are now reevaluating appointment structure.

DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — *This story will be continually updated as counties release their public vaccinations plan and make changes.

According to an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Phase 1 priority groups are the only ones eligible for a vaccine in Florida.

Those include frontline health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities and people who are 65 and older.

Certain veterans over the age of 75 can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Jacksonville. CLICK HERE FOR INFO.

Not a veteran but still looking to get a vaccine? Here's what you need to know.

Governor DeSantis has also allowed Publix stores in select counties to begin administering the vaccine. Among them are St. Johns and Flagler counties however at this time, all available appointments have been claimed. Check back on Wednesday, Jan. 27 after 6 a.m. for your next opportunity.

You can book appointments at Publix through this link. 

Duval County

New appointments for COVID-19 vaccination will be added through the online system every Thursday at 5 p.m. The link will change each week and will be posted on this website: http://bit.ly/38HgIyZ

Memorial Hospital Jacksonville - The hospital has opened a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on a first-come, first-served basis for all Northeast Florida healthcare workers. Click here to view and fill out the consent form. The clinic will open on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Regency Mall - The COVID-19 testing site at the former Sears store at Regency Mall has become a location for people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Wednesday, people may get the COVID-19 vaccine at the mall with an appointment. BOOK HERE--> Duval County to open Regency Mall COVID-19 testing site as 3rd vaccination location

Two city-run centers close - As of Thursday evening, workers have distributed all of the COVID-19 vaccines allotted to the City of Jacksonville, according to Mayor Lenny Curry. The Mandarin Senior Center and the Lane Wiley Senior Center are now closed for first doses. 

The State of Florida is now facilitating all COVID-19 vaccine distribution at the Regency Mall.

Curry said the closures were due to a lack of available vaccines. If you receive your first dose at one of these locations, you will return to the same center 21 days later for your second dose.  After City operated centers close, call 866-200-3762 to make an appointment. 

RELATED: 'A national logistics issue': City-run vaccination sites will run out of shots unless Jacksonville gets additional resources

Eligible residents should only visit one of these city-run vaccination sites on the day associated with their birth month. FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CITY RUN VACCINATION SITES HERE.

Several Duval County hospital systems are giving the vaccine to their patients.

If you are 65 or older and go to the doctor at UF Health, Mayo Clinic, Baptist Health, or St. Vincent's you may be able to get a vaccine from them and should ask your doctor. Mayo Clinic will let you know if you're eligible.

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Clay County

RELATED: Clay County expecting more COVID-19 vaccines this week and you don't need to be a resident

UPDATED: All appointments have been filled for the county's allotment of 800 vaccines. The county will open new appointments as soon as it receives a new shipment.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on January 6, individuals can go to Alert.ClayCountyGov.com to schedule an appointment for their first dose of Moderna vaccine on one of those dates.

Appointments can be made for those meeting the Phase 1A Criteria:

  • Individuals 65 years or older
  • Paramedics, EMTs, and front-line health care workers  

The Florida Department of Health in Clay County and the Clay County Emergency Management will have a COVID-19 vaccination point of distribution at the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County T. Jesse Godbold Building. The address for the point of distribution is 2463 State Road 16 West in Green Cove Springs, FL. 

To receive the vaccine at no cost, people must show their ID or proof of healthcare employment. If you have an appointment, county leaders ask you to come 15 minutes beforehand as well. 

To schedule an appointment, click here

Tap on this link for more information about vaccinations in Clay County.

Columbia County

Columbia County is ready to begin administering the Moderna COVID-19 to residents 65 and older. 

The vaccine will be administered in two doses, one month apart.

Eligible residents hoping to receive a vaccine should tap this link to fill out a form to set up a vaccination. You may also find the form below.

Eligible residents may also call the county's COVID-19 hotline at 386-406-7006 in lieu of filling out the form. 

Tap on this link for more information about vaccinations in Columbia County.

Flagler County

The Flagler County Health Department will begin to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.

The county said there are more than 6,000 names on its call back list as well as more than 100 people who had appointments scheduled on Jan. 11 that were later canceled. 

The health department expects to have a weekly allotment of the vaccine going forward, meaning the county will be contacting more people on the call back list. People will be notified via text message when more appointments open.

Once an appointment is schedule, people should come to the Flagler County Fairgrounds at 150 Sawgrass Road in Bunnell no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time. 

After receiving their first dose, people will receive a card that has a date and time to return to the fairgrounds for their second dose after 28 days. 

The county will contact people who already received their first dose in early January to schedule those appointments.

You can book appointments at Publix through this link. All available COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Publix Pharmacy have been claimed. Check back on Wednesday, Jan. 27 after 6 a.m. for your next opportunity. 


Nassau County

Nassau County announced it has received 975 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, though the waitlist for the vaccine has grown to more than 8,800.

Residents registered to receive the vaccine on Eventbrite were chosen at random to receive one of the 975 doses. People must use the link from that notification to claim the dose.

After that, they will receive a second e-mail with a "ticket" with a number and instructions to call the EOC to schedule an appointment. 

People who have registered without an e-mail address will be contacted on their phone number provided to Emergency Management.

To register for the waitlist, you can go on to onenassau.com, find the COVID Vaccine button and follow the directions to get started. 

The county will provide updates on its website and social media.

RELATED: 'We seem to be forgotten:' Nassau County Health Dept. has only received 850 COVID-19 vaccines

Tap on this link for more information about vaccinations in Nassau County.


Healthcare workers with direct patient contact and those 65 years of age or older will be receiving the initial 800 doses of the vaccine. 

Vaccinations for first responders began Monday, Jan. 4. Vaccines will start next week for healthcare providers and those 65 years of age or older. 

In order for DOH-Putnam to determine a community need for the vaccine, they are asking those who are 65 years of age or older who have access to the internet to visit the DOH-Putnam’s website at http://putnam.floridahealth.gov/. 

Once there, click the COVID-19 Vaccine Request tab and be prepared to answer several questions in order to pre-register for the vaccine. For those who do not have internet access, they can call the Putnam County COVID-19 Call Center at (386) 329-1904 and select option #1, and staff will take their information and enter it into the system. This line will be operational on Monday, Jan. 4, and will be open each weekday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Johns County

Registration slots for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Jan. 22, 25, and 27 have been filled. Stay tuned as the county works to arrange additional appointments.


St. Johns County is in the process of contacting those who received their initial COVID-19 vaccination from the Department of Health in St. Johns County to schedule a second-dose appointment. 

If you received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Department of Health in St. Johns County and provided contact information, you should receive a phone call to schedule an appointment in the coming weeks prior to your second dose due date.

For more information on St. Johns County’s COVID-19 vaccination program, 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.

You can book appointments at Publix through this link. All available COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Publix Pharmacy have been claimed. Check back on Wednesday, Jan. 27 after 6 a.m. for your next opportunity.

You can find more information regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution from Florida's 24/7 COVID-19 call center at 866-779-6121. You may also tap on this link for more information regarding vaccine distribution.