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COVID-19 Vaccines

Florida Department of Health - St. Johns County

  •  904-506-6081
  •  

    Mailing Address

    200 San Sebastian View 

     

    Saint Augustine, Florida 32084 

Vaccine Finder

Use the Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you. Supplies are limited and appointments may be required.

COVID-19 Vaccine Locater


COVID-19 Vaccine VialFor the latest updates about St. Johns County (SJC) COVID-19 vaccine appointments and availability, visit the
SJC Vaccination Updates Website

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  • How to Get Vaccinated
  • Vaccine Proof of Residency
  • Scheduling
  • Locations
  • When Vaccines are Available
  • Vaccinations for Veterans
  • Why Get Vaccinated?
  • Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Additional Information
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View the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Program Frequently Asked Questions:

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Executive Order 20-315  which outlines that providers can only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
  • Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers.

State Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on January 21, 2021 prioritizing vaccines for residents and seasonal residents of Florida. Please see the Vaccine Proof of Residency tab below. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine
Proof of Adult Residency (PDF, 476KB)

State Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on January 21, 2021 prioritizing vaccines for residents and seasonal residents of Florida.

To receive COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, you must bring proof of residency.

RESIDENT

Bring a copy of a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card.

SEASONAL RESIDENT

Bring copies of two of the following proofs of residential address.

  • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, residential rental or lease agreement.
  • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration.
  • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

SEASONAL RESIDENT LIVING WITH A PERMANENT RESIDENT— INCLUDES A PARENT, STEP-PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN

Bring one proof of residential address from the list above, and a statement from the person you are living with.

Remember to wear a mask at the vaccine location.


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01-27-21

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Preregister for a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment in St. Johns County

NEW LOCATIONS:

  • St. Johns County Government
    Vaccination Appointment Preregistration System
    • Preregister to receive an automated phone call from 904-295-3711 when COVID-19 Vaccination appointments become available, with the opportunity to do one of the following:
      • Accept  the assigned appointment.
      • Decline  the assigned appointment.
      • Request  removal from the registry.
      • Ask  for a phone call from a vaccine call center operator.
    • The new appointment preregistration system replaces St. Johns County’s previous Eventbrite vaccine registration program, and is only for individuals who are receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Please call 904-295-3711 for additional information, or to request assistance with preregistration.
    • CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

For the latest updates about St. Johns County (SJC) COVID-19 vaccine appointments and availability, visit the
SJC Vaccination Updates Website

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Publix Pharmacies in St. Johns County


St. Johns County Government:


Veterans:

NEW LOCATIONS

Publix in St. Johns County
Vaccination Appointment Registration
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Beginning Monday, January 4, all St. Johns County Government vaccinations will be By Appointment Only at the
Solomon Calhoun Community Center

The Vaccination program is no longer available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those without an appointment will not receive a first dose of the vaccine.

For the Latest Updates, Visit:
www.SJCFL.us/CoronavirusVaccinations

St. Johns County Government
FIRST DOSE VACCINATIONS
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(By Appointment Only)
Based on Vaccine Availability

  • Monday (First Dose)
  • Wendnesday (First Dose)
  • Friday (First Dose)

St. Johns County Government
SECOND DOSE VACCINATIONS
(By Appointment Only)
Beginning January 26, 2021
Based on Vaccine Availability

  • Tuesday (Second Dose)
  • Thursday (Second Dose)
  • Saturday (Second Dose)
Veterans Vaccination Information

Visit the North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System

Veterans Affairs Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Veterans

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is now offering the COVID-19 vaccination to veterans who receive care at the VA and are in the following Patient Groups:

  • Eligible High Risk Veterans of any age
    • Community Living Centers and
      other Congregate Living Settings
    • Homeless Veterans
    • Hemodialysis patients
    • Solid Organ Transplant patients
      (Or patients enlisted for transplant)
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Chemotherapy patients
      (Receiving Chemotherapy in a clinic/hospital setting)
  • Eligible Veterans 65 and older
  • Eligible Veterans Employed as essential frontline workers
    (Documentation Required)
    Aged 18 and older :
    • Fire Fighters
    • Police Officers
    • Corrections Officers
    • Food and Agricultural Workers
    • United States Postal Service Workers
    • Manufacturing Workers
    • Grocery Store Workers
    • Public Transit Workers
    • Educational Sector
      (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers)
  • Eligible Veterans younger than 65 with underlying medical conditions

Non-VA Off Site Locations

  • Location:  St. Augustine
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    (VFW) Post 2391
    By Appointment Only

Schedule an Appointment

  • Call 352-548-6000  extension 103755

    • Monday Friday
      8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday
      8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Appointments are limited, and veterans unable to schedule an appointment will be documented and contacted when additional scheduling options are available. Qualifying veterans may receive the COVID-19 vaccination at no cost. For more information, please visit:
www.NorthFlorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp


Last Updated February 28, 2021

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Get Vaccinated to Protect Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Patients, Your Family, and Your Community

  • Building defenses against COVID-19 at work and in your community is a team effort, and you are a key part of that defense.
  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you, your coworkers, and family.

It all starts with you.

Here are ways you can build people's confidence in the new COVID-19 vaccines at work, home, and in your community:

  • Get vaccinated and enroll in the v-safe text messaging program to help CDC monitor vaccine safety.
  • Tell others why you are getting vaccinated and encourage them to get vaccinated.
  • Learn how to have conversations about COVID-19 vaccine with coworkers, family, and friends.

Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines


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Vaccination FAQ

Get Answers to more Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination Datos sobre la vacuna Covid 19

Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical.

How do I know which sources of COVID-19 vaccine information are accurate?

It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information.

Review the following facts from the CDC about COVID-19 Vaccines.


Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

No. None of the authorized and recommended  COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about  how COVID-19 vaccines work.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.


After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

No. Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on  viral tests, which are used to see if you have a  current infection.​

If your body develops an immune response—the goal of vaccination—there is a possibility you may test positive on some  antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a  previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.



If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible—although rare—that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again. Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to build protection than getting infected.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Experts are still learning more about how long vaccines protect against COVID-19 in real-world conditions. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.


Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.

Being protected from getting sick is important because even though many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a  severe illness, have long-term health effects, or even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you don’t have an  increased risk of developing severe complications. Learn more about  how COVID-19 vaccines work.



Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?

No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.

Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. This means the mRNA cannot affect or interact with our DNA in any way. Instead, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Learn more about  how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work. ​

At the end of the process, our bodies have learned how to protect against future infection. That immune response and making antibodies is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.


Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?

Yes. People who want to get pregnant in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Based on current knowledge, experts believe that COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to pose a risk to a person trying to become pregnant in the short or long term. Scientists study every vaccine carefully for side effects immediately and for years afterward.  The COVID-19 vaccines are being studied carefully now and will continue to be studied for many years, similar to other vaccines.

The COVID-19 vaccine, like other vaccines, works by training our bodies to develop antibodies to fight against the virus that causes COVID-19, to prevent future illness. There is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence suggesting that fertility problems are a side effect of ANY vaccine. People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.


  Last Updated Feb. 3, 2021

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For updates about St. Johns County (SJC) COVID-19 vaccine appointments and availability, visit the SJC Vaccination Updates Website:
www.SJCFL.us/CoronavirusVaccinations


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Protect Yourself and Your Family 

Floridians are working to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We can work together to protect our family members, friends, health workers, and our communities. The Healthy Together app delivers your results, assesses symptoms for positive cases, provides self service contact tracing, allows you to view latest trends, and learn what to do after you've been tested for COVID-19.

Healthy Together App Features

  • Access your results  Use the app to securely view your COVID-19 test results.
  • Provide symptoms and contacts  Positive residents can provide symptoms to the state.
  • Learn what to do after you get tested  Get your test results and instructions for care.
  • Latest Trends  Direct link to the Florida COVID-19 dashboard.

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