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Lee County officials announce reservation system, new site for COVID-19 vaccines – Wink News

LEE COUNTY

Lee County will have a reservation system in place for next week’s vaccinations, they announced Sunday.

Beginning at noon Monday, frontline health care workers and people 65 and older can call 833-618-2001 to reserve a slot to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a new site, the old Southwest Florida International Airport terminal site on Paul J. Doherty Parkway, which is off Daniels Parkway. There will be traffic signs in operation to direct people to the site. There will be a tram from the parking area to the vaccination site.

The vaccination dates and times are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Officials said those with appointments need to show up 45 minutes prior to their appointment, with a photo ID and necessary paperwork.

The FDOH-Lee plans to vaccinate 1,000 people on Tuesday, 2,000 on Wednesday, and 2,000 on Thursday.

More reservations will be accepted once the county receives more vaccines, according to Commission Chairman Kevin Ruane.

More information can be found at leegov.com/vaccine.

Click here to download a PDF of the above map.

Those with reservations can expedite the process by coming prepared: visit www.leegov.com/vaccine to read the Moderna vaccination information and to print and complete the consent form.

Social distancing and masks are encouraged; take into account weather conditions. Portable toilets, handwashing stations, drinking water and some chairs will be available. For safety and security, county government and Lee County Sheriff’s Office staff will be on site.

The following will not be permitted: Recreational Vehicles, campers or trailers. Only service animals will be permitted in the vaccination area. This is not a drive-thru site. The site is ADA compliant.

More than 6,140 shots were administered to medical workers and people 65 and older at various sites last week. (Vaccination sites officially opened Monday, Dec. 28, in Lee County.) This total does not include medical workers vaccinated at separate sites by the Florida Department of Health-Lee.

The United Way 211 line for vaccine questions is staffed 24/7. Dial 211 or 239-433-3900.

The Lee County Government website now has a section of frequently asked questions that you can access by visiting this webpage.

You can watch a replay of the press conference below or by clicking here.

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