Jackson Health System to Expand Public Vaccination to Florida Residents Age 16 and Older
Over the last three months, Jackson Health System has vaccinated more than 106,000 members of our community, including Florida residents 65 and older, as well as residents 50 to 64 with specific high-risk medical conditions, sworn law-enforcement officers, school-site personnel at K-12 schools, and firefighters.
Today, Jackson Health System announced it is expanding its criteria for COVID-19 vaccinations at its three sites. Beginning Tuesday, March 9, Jackson will vaccinate Florida residents in the following four categories:
- 65 years or older.
- 50 to 64 years old with an ID showing you are school-site personnel at a K-12 school, a sworn law enforcement officer, or a firefighter.
- 18 years or older, and attest that your physician recommended you receive the vaccine due to your high-risk condition (no documentation needed).
- 16-17 years old, you must attest that your physician recommended you receive the vaccine due to your high-risk condition. No documentation or proof needed. You are required to have a parent or legal guardian with you at your appointment to provide consent.
Later today, Jackson will open its online appointment portal at JacksonHealth.org and people who meet the above-mentioned criteria can obtain an appointment for tomorrow. Jackson will continue to update the public on appointment availability via Twitter and Instagram: @JacksonHealth.
Jackson will continue to send personalized invitations to existing Jackson patients with certain risk factors and provide them an opportunity to register without having to make appointments online. Jackson also remains committed to working with community partners and religious institutions throughout Miami-Dade County to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible.