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Florida Department of Health in Lee County to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccines for People Age 65 and Older

By Tammy Yzaguirre

December 27, 2020

Contact:
Tammy Yzaguirre, Public Information Officer
Lee-PIO@flhealth.gov
(239) 308-5196

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is offering COVID-19 vaccine to high-risk frontline health care workers and those 65 and older. DOH-Lee staff will have 300 doses of vaccine available at each site. Sites are supported by Lee County Public Safety.

Vaccination site schedules for the upcoming week are as follows:

Monday, December 28

Estero Park and Rec Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Estero, FL 33928
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 29

East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road N.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
9:00am – Noon
2:00pm – 6:00pm 

Old Bonita Spring Library
26876 Pine Avenue
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
9:00am – Noon
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Fort Myers Stars Complex
2980 Edison Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33916
9:00am – Noon
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 30

N. Fort Myers Recreation Center
2000 N Recreation Parkway
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
9:00am – Noon
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919
9:00am – Noon
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33919
9:00am – Noon
2:00pm – 6:00pm

There is no fee for the vaccine, and no appointment is necessary. Please bring identification and, if you are a healthcare worker, a copy of your ID badge or a current paystub. These are not drive-thru sites; all sites are ADA compliant. To expedite the registration process, you may visit https://www.leegov.com/vaccine to download, print and complete the consent form prior to visiting one of the vaccination sites.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19. The Moderna vaccine is a 2-dose series separated by 28 days.

According to CDC, both this disease and the vaccine are new. We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-9 vaccine is a safer choice.

About the Florida Department of Health
The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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