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Lee County COVID-19 vaccination efforts update

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 17:56:24-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lee Board of County Commissioners has an update for the community regarding the holiday weekend and the ongoing effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for medical workers and people age 65 and older.

Holiday Weekend: Dec. 31 - Jan. 3:

· The Florida Department of Health-Lee has no vaccination sites scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 31, through Sunday, Jan. 3.

· The United Way 211 line for vaccine questions is staffed 24/7 and will remain available during the holiday weekend; new staffers are being added to handle the demand.

Week of Jan. 4, 2021:

· The Florida Department of Health-Lee has vaccines in stock for the coming week.

· Vaccination sites will resume on Monday, Jan. 4.

· Site details and locations will be released this weekend. Monitor Twitter @flhealthlee, visit Lee County Government Facebook or go to www.leegov.com/vaccine.

· These sites will continue to operate as first come, first serve for medical workers and people age 65 and older at this time. (Lee County continues to evaluate reservation-system options.)

Vaccination sites:

· Greeters from Lee County departments such Parks & Recreation will be on site.

· Portable toilets, handwashing stations, drinking water and some chairs will be available.

· The numbering system based on the vaccines available will continue.

· Social distancing markers, line-control measures will be available.

· Remember to bring identification; vaccines are for Lee County residents, though others will not be turned away; social distancing and masks are encouraged; take into account weather conditions.

The Numbers

· Since the vaccination sites opened Monday in Lee County, the number of shots administered to medical workers and people 65 and older through Tuesday was about 2,600. This does not include medical workers vaccinated at separate sites by the Florida Department of Health-Lee.

Wednesday’s vaccinations administered:

· Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral – About 900

· Lakes Regional Library – About 1,000

· North Fort Myers Recreation Center – About 900

More to come:

· The State will release a schedule for additional vaccine sites this weekend.

· Monitor Twitter @flhealthlee, visit Lee County Government Facebook, or go to www.leegov.com/vaccine.