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Florida Department of Health in Lee County Highlights Recent Efforts in Providing COVID-19 Vaccine

By Tammy Yzaguirre

January 11, 2021

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

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Lee County Government, and Lee County Sheriff’s Office is providing a COVID-19 vaccination site. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County will continue to issue this update every week.

County health departments have an important role to play in administering vaccine. Here’s a summary of some of our top efforts this week.

  • FDOH Lee began administering vaccine to persons 65 and older on December 28th.
  • Administered a total of 11,579 through Thursday, January 7th with 4,800 more scheduled for this week.
  • Met with community partners and Lee County officials to coordinate opening of a large vaccination site off Daniels Parkway near Southwest Florida International Airport at RSW airport.
  • Working to streamline reservation process.
  • Working with media partners to increase awareness of vaccine location.

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County continues to fight to protect health and safety as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine continues. Vaccine rollout information is available on Twitter @FLHEALTHLEE, and online at lee.floridahealth.gov and leegov.com/vaccine.

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