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Lee Health admitted nine new COVID-19 patients, discharged four Monday

As of Tuesday afternoon, Lee Health had 48 COVID-19 patients isolated in system inpatient hospitals, including nine new admissions and four discharges since Monday. Over the weekend, Lee Health saw 14 new COVID-19 admissions and 14 discharges. A total of 6,403 COVID-19 patients have been ...

Vaccination numbers near 10.4 million mark in Florida

As of Thursday afternoon, there are 2,329,876 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 1,878 since FDOH’s last update Wednesday. The total number of persons vaccinated as of Thursday throughout Florida was 10,397,299 with 376,359 being in Lee County. ...

Health officials urge residents to get second vaccination

Local health officials are reminding those who received their first COVID-19 vaccination to make sure they get their second. Lee Health’s Dr. Mary Beth Saunders, system medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention, on Tuesday released a statement regarding residents not ...

District working with Lee Health to offer COVID-19 vaccine to kids, teens

The School District of Lee County voted unanimously Tuesday to continue working with Lee Health to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to children and teens. Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said the second amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding is to allow Lee Health to provide COVID ...

Children’s hospital begins mobile pediatric vaccination clinics

Golisano Children’s Hospital launched a Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday in Lehigh Acres and will continue to travel around Southwest Florida. The mobile unit’s first-ever stop took place at Family Health Centers and reached families that may not have otherwise been able ...

Walk-in vaccinations continue at Lee Health facility

Local health officials announced Monday that for the foreseeable future, individuals can receive a COVID-19 vaccine without having to schedule an appointment. Lee Health’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Gulf Coast Medical Center is “permanently continuing walk-in vaccine availability ...

Lee Health offers COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Lee Health COVID-19 Vaccines Opened to State Residents 12 and Older Are you vaccinated? If not, and you’re a Florida resident aged 12 and older, public health officials encourage you to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug ...

Lee Health to host a virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines

Lee Health is partnering with Healthcare Network and NCH Healthcare System to host a virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines. The virtual town hall will be live at www.facebook.com/leehealth, www.facebook.com/nchflorida or www.facebook.com/HealthcareNetworkSWFL or on Lee Health’s website ...

Lee Health: Masks still needed at its hospitals

Lee Health officials are reminding those who enter their facilities, vaccinated or not, need to be masked. Dr. Stephanie Stovall, Lee Health’s interim chief of Quality and Patient Safety, responded on Thursday to the increasing number of visitors coming to their facilities without a mask. ...

Walk-ins welcome this week at Lee Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Lee Health is accepting walk-in appointments this week in its vaccine clinic. The vaccine clinic at Gulf Coast Medical Center will be available for walk-ins until the afternoon of Friday, May 21. Those who would still like to make an appointment, can do so at www.leehealth.org. Anyone 12 ...