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Frustrations rise as crowd cuts line at COVID-19 vaccine site in Bonita Springs

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Posted at 6:38 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2021-06-28 13:26:31-04

BONITA SPRINGS — UPDATE (7:51 AM)-- Deputies have since been able to reorganize the line with social distancing. It's a much calmer scene. Several hundred are in line and the line continues to grow.

Fox 4 has confirmed 800 doses of the vaccine will be given at this site.

This location is now at full capacity.

Updates on the COVID-19 vaccination sites can be located on the Lee County Government Facebook page. At this time, the...

Posted by Lee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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Deputies are working to organize hundreds of people waiting outside a COVID-19 vaccination site in Bonita Springs. Frustrations there are flying high because people who have been in line for hours are being cut, and there's little social distancing anymore.

People who have been in line since 10:00 a.m. Monday morning said they watched deputies work to push the crowd further up to make room for more people when some started panicking and cutting in front of each other. People began yelling and crowding together to avoid being skipped in line.

Several people decided to pack up and leave after waiting hours because of how disappointing the experience has been.

Deputies are working on reorganizing the line ahead of the site opening at 9:00 a.m.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY The Lee County Sheriff’s Office warns motorists to expect extreme traffic delays near the COVID-19...

Posted by Lee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, December 29, 2020