COVID-19 Information

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE

If you experience a problem with any web links or otherwise have any questions or concerns, please email info@coab.us or call 247-5804. 

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXPIRED

As of May 7, 2021, the City's State of Emergency declarations and related emergency measures are no longer in effect.

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE/JAX READY COVID-19 FAQs

FREE COVID-19 TESTING (as of Aug. 2, 2011)

Agape Family Health Center testing at

  • 5460 Blanding Blvd (M-W: 11am-6pm)
  • 1680 Dunn Ave (TH-FR: 11am-6pm)

Duval County Health Department testing at 515 W. 6th St (TU-FR 9am-4pm).

Visit www.jaxready.com/covidtesting for more information on these and other testing sites in Jacksonville.

COVID RAPID TESTING SITE (FOR A FEE) IN NEPTUNE BEACH

COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES

There are 20 locations within a 5-mile radius of Jacksonville Beach that have COVID-19 Vaccines in stock. The best way to continue fighting this virus is to get vaccinated. For more information on the vaccines and any concerns that you may have, visit www.vaccines.gov or speak to a qualified healthcare professional.

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ADDITIONAL INFO ON THE CORONAVIRUS DELTA VARIANT

The Delta Variant is creating a spike in cases not seen since before vaccines became available. It appears the variant is targeting the young and unvaccinated but can still infect individuals who have been vaccinated. This new revelation recently led to the CDC revising its guidance on mask wearing indoors. The CDC’s decision was largely based on data coming out of Barnstable, Massachusetts where the vaccination rate was 69% but the virus was spreading in large gatherings. 

 

Vaccinated People Can Spread Delta Variant, Suggest Data Behind CDC Mask Advice

 

Find the full report here

 

Find a vaccine location here

 

Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines 

 

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece of what is called the “spike protein.” The spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19.

  1. First, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are given in the upper arm muscle. Once the instructions (mRNA) are inside the muscle cells, the cells use them to make the protein piece. After the protein piece is made, the cell breaks down the instructions and gets rid of them.
  2. Next, the cell displays the protein piece on its surface. Our immune systems recognize that the protein doesn’t belong there and begin building an immune response and making antibodies, like what happens in natural infection against COVID-19.
  3. At the end of the process, our bodies have learned how to protect against future infection. The benefit of mRNA vaccines, like all vaccines, is those vaccinated gain this protection without ever having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19.

How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

 

Message from Dr. Matthew Thompson taken at Baptist Medical Center Beaches/Baptist Health Jacksonville 

 

Data on hospital bed capacity

 

Data available on the FL Covid-19 Dashboard