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Vaccine reservations to be accepted; call-ins open at 9 a.m. Wednesday

By Staff | Jan 19, 2021


The Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County government announced today that there is enough vaccine supply to schedule about 5,800 appointments for Thursday, Jan. 21, and Friday, Jan. 22, at the county’s site near the airport.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, people can call toll-free 866-200-3468. This is the same phone line the state vendor, Tidal Basin, used last week.

The phone line will not accept appointments before 9 a.m. Wednesday. The reservation slots are expected to be claimed quickly, likely within minutes.

Tidal Basin representatives say people who are on the phone will either be scheduled for appointments while on the line, or they will be prompted to leave their contact information to receive a call back. Some people will receive a message that all slots are full, once that occurs.

Only people with appointments will be vaccinated this week at the site, which is off Daniels Parkway near Southwest Florida International Airport. Appointments are available for seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers only at this time.

FDOH-Lee administered nearly 9,000 doses during last week alone at the site. Complete vaccination statistics are available at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.

More than 19,000 people have been vaccinated at FDOH-Lee’s county sites since Dec. 28.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners received an update about the vaccination efforts at its regularly scheduled meeting this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The meeting was aired on LeeTV, wwwleegov.com and Facebook Live ( Lee County Government). The meeting video will be posted shortly on the county’s YouTube and at leegov.com with the agenda for today’s meeting.