FORT MYERS, Fla. — Millions more in Florida are now able to get the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to people 16 years of age and older Monday.
Anyone under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. The form is available here.
To secure an appointment, you can pre-register with the state online at myvaccine.fl.gov
On the webpage, users can click ‘get in line’ and fill out the provided questionnaire. This system will keep track of your information and the Health Department will contact you by phone call, text or email as appointments become available.
Local pharmacies like Publix, CVS, and Walgreens also have appointments available on their webpages. Publix is opening up new appointments for the Moderna vaccine Monday at 7 a.m.
Millennium Physicians Group in Fort Myers is also offering a pre-registration form online. The Group does not yet have access to doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but they will give you a call to schedule an appointment once doses are available.
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County says that does doses of the vaccine are still limited throughout the state. People will have to be patient as eligibility expands. If you are having any trouble pre-registering for your vaccine through the state's system, give the department a call at 1-866-200-3468.