Jackson Health System to Expand Public Vaccination to Florida Residents age 55 and Older with Specific Medical Conditions
Over the last two months, Jackson Health System has vaccinated more than 85,000 members of our community, including Florida residents age 65 and older, and Jackson patients under 64 with specific medical conditions.
Today, Jackson Health System President & CEO Carlos A. Migoya announced the expansion of Jackson’s vaccination criteria to include Florida residents age 55 and older with specific medical conditions. Jackson’s medical leadership identified those conditions to be associated with the most serious risks of COVID-19.
Those conditions are:
- Breast Cancer
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Coronary artery disease with bypass
- Down Syndrome
- End-stage renal failure
- Lung cancer
- Morbid obesity, defined as a body mass index above 40
- Sickle cell disease
- Solid organ transplant recipient
Starting next week, people age 55 and older can obtain an appointment via Jackson’s online portal by visiting jacksonhealth.org. We will most likely start taking appointments online next Tuesday for appointments on Wednesday. Jackson will continue to update the public on appointment availability via Twitter and Instagram: @JacksonHealth.
In addition to showing proof of Florida residency, people age 55 to 64 must also provide a doctor’s note, which must show the patient’s name, the medical condition they’re being treated for, the physician’s recommendation/order for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the doctor’s signature. A sample, showing all of the necessary information, is attached.