COVID-19 vaccination rate in Duval County at 60% – Community News

COVID-19 vaccination rate in Duval County at 60%

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Duval County provided a COVID-19 update to a Jacksonville City Council committee on Monday, December 6.

Looking at the COVID-19 vaccination rate, at the last check it was 60% in Duval County. It was lower for children only: 12.6% for children aged 12 to 18 and 2% for children aged 5 to 11.

As for the omicron variant, on Friday, December 3, there were no cases of omicron in Jacksonville. Health department officials said the state lab is testing the new variant, but not every sample. They do this for surveillance purposes. It can take up to two weeks for someone who tests positive for COVID-19 to know if it is ommicron.

Testing sites at community centers in Jacksonville will remain open until the end of January.

And the monoclonal antibody treatment center at the Jacksonville Public Library’s main downtown location will move to the Joseph Lee Center at 5120 Perry St. on Friday, Dec. 10. More than 11,000 people had been treated at the site at the latest checkup.


The main library in the center is expected to reopen on Monday December 13, after a thorough cleaning.

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