Walk-up vaccine clinics set for Gainesville, High Springs

The Alachua County health department has scheduled three walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Friday in Gainesville and High Springs. 
Each location is offering the Pfizer vaccine free of charge to those 16 and older without an appointment. However, all participants must prove Florida residency and fill out the appropriate consent forms, which the health department encourages participants do ahead of time. 
The times and locations include:
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Champions Club (157 Gale Lemerand Dr., Gainesville) from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 N.E. 14th Street, Gainesville) from 9 a.m. until noon. 
  • Fellowship Church of High Springs (16916 N.W. US HWY 441, High Springs) from noon until 6 p.m. 
Residents under 18 years of age must bring a parent or guardian for the vaccination, along with a signed consent form. 
Participants will receive a vaccine card with a date and time for their second shot, the health department’s Chelsey Johnson said. She added that it’s important “that they do not lose that vaccine card.” 
The walk-up vaccine clinics come as demand eases and access has expanded across the country. Through Wednesday, the state reported 8.3 million Floridians had been vaccinated. 
For more information Friday’s events, visit the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County’s website.

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