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Lee Health COVID-19 vaccine appointments now open to general public

By Staff | Apr 19, 2021

Starting today, anyone 18 and over can sign up online to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Lee Health by visiting https://leehealth.vaccine.mychart.com/. You do not need to be a Lee Health patient to get the vaccine. All vaccines will be administered at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

After signing up, you will be notified when the vaccine is available to you and given a choice of time slots of available appointments. If Lee Health has multiple brands of COVID-19 vaccines in stock, you will be able to select which vaccine you receive. Currently, Lee Health is offering the Moderna vaccine.

All self-scheduling appointments must be made online, and we kindly ask you not to call our hospitals or physician offices to inquire about vaccine appointments as it overwhelms our phone system and keeps others from reaching us for their care.

“As Lee County’s community-owned health system, Lee Health is pleased to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone who wants one. Widespread vaccination is the best path to end the pandemic and a return to normalcy, and I encourage everyone in our community to get the vaccine as soon as possible,” Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Lee Health president & CEO. 

Lee Health has been vaccinating its employees and medically vulnerable patients since December. This is the first time the health system has offered it to the general public.

Per Florida guidelines, vaccine appointments are available for Florida residents only. A mask is required to enter any Lee Health facility.

After you are vaccinated, it is still necessary to wear a mask in public and keep a safe physical distance when out in public. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your final dose of the vaccine. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.