JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The federally supported COVID-19 vaccination site at Gateway Mall closed around 1 p.m. 12.30 Sunday the rest of the day due to weather conditions.
“Due to weather conditions – lightning, rain, flooding around the facility and the safety factor of not being in a hardened structure, it has been decided that the Gateway Mall vaccination site will close for the rest of the day,” officials said.
For anyone with a planned appointment on Sunday, there is no reason to change the plan ̵
Operations on the Gateway Mall website will resume at 7 Monday.
All federally backed vaccination sites in the Jacksonville area delayed opening Sunday until 6 p.m. 10, including the hub at Gateway Mall on Norwood Avenue and its satellite locations at Oceanway Community Center on Sago Avenue West and Carver Recreation Center on 5th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach.
The Gateway Mall website offers the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with a single shot. The satellite sites and the Gateway Mall site provide second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who received their first doses at these sites by April 5th.
Although the Gateway Mall site closes early, the satellite sites remain open Sunday to provide second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
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In addition, the city of Jacksonville announced just after noon. 5 Sunday that two COVID-19 vaccination sites scheduled 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 – which offers the Pfizer vaccine – holds its normal opening hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Legends Center and Edward Waters College sites were also expected to be open Sunday.
Scheduled appointments at dozens of pharmacies in the area should not be affected by the weather.
UPDATE: The two vaccination events, Johnson & Johnson, which hosts @FLSERT at the Main Library and the Brown Eastside Library, have been canceled due to the possibility of 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
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