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Florida DOH-Lee receives second doses for those vaccinated Dec. 28-30

The Florida Department of Health-Lee announced on Thursday it has received second doses of vaccine for seniors 65 years of age and older and frontline medical workers who received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine at various county sites Dec. 28-30. Those sites included: Estero ...

1,800 COVID-19 vaccine doses claimed in minutes Wednesday

The 1,800 extra doses of COVID-19 vaccine available this week to those 65-plus or frontline health-care workers were claimed via toll-free number in minutes.  According to county officials, the state’s vendor, Tidal Basin, reportedly received roughly 35,000 calls per second once the ...

County to provide additional 1,800 vaccines

The Florida Department of Health and Lee County govern-ment announced on Tuesday that there is enough vaccine supply to schedule about 1,800 additional appointments Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14 and 15, at the site near Southwest Florida International Airport for seniors and frontline healthcare ...

9,000 doses of COVID vaccine expected to be administered this week

The Florida Department of Health and Lee County Government estimate 9,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be administered this week to frontline healthcare workers and seniors 65 and older. Through last week, more than 11,000 individuals will have been vaccinated at Lee County sites open to ...

DeSantis announces partnership with Publix to open COVID-19 vaccination sites

Gov, Ron DeSantis announced late Tuesday that the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health have partnered with Publix Supermarkets to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites. Governor DeSantis made this announcement at the first Publix vaccination site in ...

Lee Health to Host Virtual Town Hall on Jan. 7

Lee Health will host a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. The Facebook Live event is open to the public and will feature a discussion with Lee Health leaders about the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as include an interactive question and answer session. Since the start of the ...

Chester Street COVID-19 collection site to permanently close 

A press release from Lee Health on Tuesday stated that the health care system will cease operation of its COVID-19 collection site located at the Chester Street Resource Center in Cape Coral at 1 p.m. on Jan. 15. “Due to the new testing site that the City of Cape Coral recently opened in ...