COVID-19 vaccine now widely available; Community Vaccination Centers to close soon

Release Date Release Number
NR 033
Release Date:
May 18, 2021

ATLANTA - The last day for individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the Community Vaccination Centers at the Gateway Mall in Jacksonville, Miami Dade College, Tampa Greyhound Track and Valencia College in Orlando is May 25.

The centers, operated by the State of Florida and supported by FEMA, are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Individuals can simply walk up without an appointment to receive a vaccination.

“We appreciate the work of everyone who helped these centers provide vaccinations to so many people,” said Gracia Szczech, FEMA Region IV Administrator. “The centers were established in locations accessible to socially vulnerable populations and they were successful in their mission. Now, FEMA will continue to support the State of Florida and local communities with resources as they reach deeper into communities.”

Vaccines are now widely available at pharmacies, healthcare facilities and other locations accessible to the public. In most cases, an appointment is not necessary.

To find nearby vaccination providers, go online to or text your Zip Code to 438829.

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