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Florida FEMA Sites Scheduling Only J&J Vaccine

Tampa FEMA site tents in parking lot
The Tampa Greyhound Track serves as one of four FEMA -supported vaccination sites in Florida.

The FEMA=supported centers will still provide second Pfizer doses to individuals who previously scheduled to do so after receiving their first dose at the sites.

Florida’s federally supported COVID-19 vaccination sites will now schedule only the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots.

Monday was the final day the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be available at the FEMA sites in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami, and their satellite locations.

The centers will still provide second Pfizer doses to individuals who previously scheduled to do so after receiving their first dose at the sites.

“The state has been able to make this change as it receives an increased allocation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week,” the state’s Division of Emergency Management announced Friday.

The four sites will administer up to 3,000 one dose Johnson & Johnson per day, per site.

“This will streamline the vaccination process at the sites and eliminate the need for individuals to return for a second dose,” the division said.

Once the FEMA satellite locations finish administering all second doses, they will no longer be operational.

State-supported sites continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine.

A list of state-supported vaccination sites, and the vaccine offered at each, is available online at FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine.