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Veterans Health System announce COVID-19 vaccine operations

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NORTH FL/SOUTH GA. North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) recently announced it is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, and their caregivers and spouses, and some other beneficiaries under the authority granted by the SAVE LIVES Act, signed by President Joe Biden March 24, 2021.

Those eligible under the SAVES LIVES Act to receive a vaccine can go to www.va.gov/covid-19-vaccine to register and stay informed on VA’s vaccine rollout process. Veterans who are currently enrolled and receive health care from VA can bypass the registration process and call 352-548-6000 ext. 103755 to schedule an appointment. Those who are eligible are encouraged to attend one of the health system’s no appointment needed clinics in Gainesville or Lake City, Florida.

Upcoming Events: The health system is hosting a Janssen single dose vaccination event at AMVETS Post 422 located at 17313 NW Highway 19 Fanning Springs, Florida on Thursday April 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vaccine supply is limited. Veterans that currently receives VA health care who are interested in receiving the single dose vaccine should call 352-548-6000 ext. 103755 to schedule an appointment TODAY to secure their spot! Non-enrolled Veterans, spouses, and caregivers are able to attend and should sign up at www.va.gov/covid-19-vaccine/ and contact 352-548-6000, ext. 103755 to schedule an appointment.

Each NF/SGVHS location has different operational plans in place. Current COVID-19 vaccine administration sites and their operational status are provided below.
 
1st Dose- No Appointment Needed Vaccination Events (while supplies last):

  • Malcom Randall VA Medical Center*(Gainesville area)
    No Appointment Needed
    1601 SW Archer Rd. Gainesville, Fl, 32606
    Drive thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 12-16, 2021 
    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Lake City- American Legion Post #57* (Lake City area)
    No Appointment Needed
    2602 SW Main Blvd. Lake City, FL 32025
    Walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic April 12-16, 2021
    8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

*Note: Events are opened to all enrolled and non-enrolled Veterans, caregivers, and spouses.  Enrolled Veterans who prefer to schedule an appointment to secure their COVID-19 vaccine in Gainesville and Lake City can call 352-548-6000 ext. 103755 to schedule.

Off Site/Mobile Unit Locations by Appointment Only:

  • American Legion Post #347 (The Villages, area)
    By Appointment Only
    699 W. Lady Lake Blvd.
    Lady Lake, Fl.  32159
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2391 (St. Augustine area)
    By Appointment Only
    6184 US-1 BUS,
    St. Augustine, Fl, 32086
  • AMVETS Post 422 (Chiefland area)

By Appointment Only

Thursday, April 15, 2021 (10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.)
17313 NW Highway 19
Fanning Springs, Fl, 32693

All other NF/SGVHS Locations Offering the COVID-19 Vaccine by Appointment Only:

  • Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    1536 North Jefferson Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209-6525
  • Valdosta Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    348 Enterprise Drive Suite B, Valdosta, GA 31601-5169
  • Palatka Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    400 North State Road 19 Suite 48, Palatka, FL 32177-2449
  • Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    2181 East Orange Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32311-6144
  • Marianna Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    970 Highway 90 Marianna, FL 32446-6802
  • Middleburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    400 College Drive Suite 200, Middleburg, FL 32068-8525
  • Ocala Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    1515 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Suite 226 Ocala, FL 34470-6856
  • St. Marys Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    2603 Osborne Road Kings Bay Village, Suite E St. Marys, GA 31558-3843
  • Waycross Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    By Appointment Only
    515B City Boulevard City Square Plaza Waycross, GA 31501-8016

Important: Veterans who have received any other vaccination in the last 14 days or have any COVID-19 or Flu like symptoms will not be vaccinated.  Veterans must present to the same location to receive their second dose unless they receive the one-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

To stay up-to-date with operational updates from the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System visit: https://www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp.