Mayo Clinic is committed to providing the best and safest care to all our patients as soon as possible.

Mayo Clinic in Florida has been working with county and state agencies to support the fair and safe distribution of COVID-19 vaccine for Mayo Clinic patients.

Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine receives full approval from FDA

After a full review of the scientific data, the FDA has provided full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those 16 years of age and older. It is no longer under emergency use authorization for adults. It is also still available for children ages 12 to 16 under the emergency use authorization.

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Booster vaccines

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 booster vaccinations to all eligible people. The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 booster vaccine six months following completion of the initial COVID-19 vaccination series for the following groups:

  • People ages 65 and older
  • People ages 18 through 64 at high risk of severe COVID-19
  • People ages 18 through 64 with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19, including health care workers, teachers and child care staff, grocery workers, and those in homeless shelters or prisons

If you are a Mayo Clinic patient and are 65 and older, Mayo Clinic will contact you through Patient Online Services or via the U.S. Postal Service asking you to schedule an appointment.

If you meet any of the above criteria and it has been six months past your initial Pfizer-BioNtech vaccination series, you can schedule an appointment for your booster vaccination through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic app. Patients may call 904-956-8700 to schedule your appointment but should expect longer than usual hold times.

For more information on how to schedule an appointment through Patient Online Services, please view this video.

Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 booster vaccinations are advised only for individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for their initial vaccination series. Guidance is still forthcoming regarding booster vaccinations for people who initially received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Third vaccine dose for patients who are immunocompromised

Mayo Clinic is prepared to offer additional doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

If you are a Mayo Clinic patient who is eligible to receive an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you will be notified of your eligibility through Patient Online Services or via the U.S. Postal Service.

If you are not immunocompromised per these guidelines, you do not need to take any action at this time. Mayo Clinic will contact patients as they become eligible for additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Scheduling your vaccination

All patients who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, per state of Florida guidelines, can now schedule their vaccine appointments online using Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic app.

If you are eligible for a vaccination, you will see an option for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment on the new appointment page within Patient Online Services. If you don't see any open appointments, please continue to check back. We continue to offer only the number of appointments that our vaccine supply will allow.

Patients may also call 904-956-8700 but should expect long hold times due to high demand.

Appointment information

COVID-19 vaccinations are administered on the first floor of the Cannaday Building. Please arrive promptly at your scheduled appointment time. Please do not arrive early. If you arrive late, your appointment may have to be rescheduled.

We encourage Mayo Clinic patients in Florida to obtain a vaccination at their earliest opportunity. The state of Florida continues to distribute vaccines through designated pharmacies and government-sponsored vaccine sites. We recommend that patients not wait for a vaccine from a particular manufacturer.

The state of Florida maintains an online Florida vaccine locator, which can be used to find active vaccination sites.

Any questions about vaccines or their side effects should be directed first to the place you receive the vaccine.

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