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2021-07-28 BOCA GRANDE RED TIDE HEALTH ALERT

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Red Tide Present in the Gulf Health Alert for Boca Grande Beach     Lee County, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is notifying the public of a red tide bloom near Boca Grande Beach. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals with breathing problems such as asthma might experience more severe symptoms. Usually symptoms go away when a person leaves the area or goes indoors. Health officials recommend that people experiencing these symptoms stay away from beach areas or go into an air-conditioned space. If symptoms do not subside, please contact your health care provider for evaluation.

Florida COVID-19 Vaccine Site Locator

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The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is encouraging parents and guardians to ensure that their children are protected against potentially harmful infections before the new school year begins. Parents may call 239-461-6100 to schedule an appointment. The clinic is open Monday-Saturday until August 07, 2021. Please bring a copy of your child’s immunization records if possible.

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