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Southwest Florida COVID-19 vaccination sites and information

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:33:56-05

The following are local COVID-19 vaccination sites available in Southwest Florida:

To access the State of Florida vaccination registration site click here.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the establishment of four COVID-19 vaccination sites in partnership with the federal government in Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville. These sites will open on March 3 and will operate 7 days per week, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. Through this hub and spoke model each group of one primary site and two satellite sites will offer 3,000 vaccinations per day.

The federally supported sites are:

Tampa Greyhound Track
755 E. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33604

Valencia College – West Campus
1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811

Gateway Mall
5200 Norwood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208

Miami Dade Community College (North Campus)
11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167

These sites are opening through a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida National Guard.

The state will utilize the current preregistration system and work with local community organizations to proactively schedule appointments. To preregister with the statewide system, individuals can either call the designatedphone number for their county or visit myvaccine.fl.gov.

Walmart / Sam's Club Vaccination Information
Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Florida through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb 12. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts.

Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Florida which can be found at the Florida Department of Health website. More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, with an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to healthcare.

Walmart is partnering with the CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in participating states. For a list of stores in each state administering the vaccine under the federal agreement, visit www.corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine.

While initial vaccine supply is limited, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists and technicians stand ready to help expand vaccine access across the country.

In consultation with Center for Disease Control (CDC) and states, the population density, customer demographics, infection rates and availability of local healthcare resources among other factors were used to identify many of the participating locations, including pharmacies located in a Medically Underserved Areas, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Winn-Dixie Vaccination Information
Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, partnership with the Florida Department of Health to distribute approximately 8,100 free Moderna COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state of Florida.

As a preferred retail partner in the fight against COVID-19, SEG will begin to administer the free Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Feb. 11, to eligible recipients in select Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más, and Harveys Supermarket locations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

The grocer will initially offer the free vaccines to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and adults ages 65 and older in accordance with Florida health authority guidelines, while supplies last.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to visit these sites: Frescoymas, Harveys Supermarkets, and Winn-Dixie.

Updates, including vaccine availability details, participating store locations, and to conveniently schedule an appointment online, when available.

Publix Vaccination Information
Wednesday, Feb. 24, Publix will reopen the online reservation system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments in DeSoto county. Customers with appointments for their second dose are not impacted by the shipping disruptions caused by last week’s inclement weather.

The online reservation system will typically open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Appointments may not be available in every county during every scheduling opportunity.

CVS
CVS Health is partnering with several local state and federal programs to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible populations. CVS is administering the vaccine by appointment only based on local eligibility guidelines.

There is no cost with insurance or through the federal program for the uninsured. Appointments will be available as vaccines are received.

The most up-to-date information on available vaccines can be found on the CVS website: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine.

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LEE COUNTY
FDOH lee received 7,700 in addition to the allotment of 4,800 from last week that was delayed. There are 7,500 first dose appointments scheduled for this week. 3,500 first dose appointments were scheduled for today; 4,000 first dose appointments scheduled for Thursday and 2,827 second doses appointments are scheduled for Friday.

Lee Health’s switchboard has been overwhelmed with people calling to make appointments for vaccination. The health system is asking the community to discontinue calls to Lee Physician Group for vaccination appointments so that people who need to reach the hospitals may do so. The health system will reach out to those who are eligible for vaccination to schedule their shots. Lee Health will keep the community updated as vaccines become available.

Millenium Physician Group has received 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines. Millenium's vaccination plan follows Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding those who are 65 and older. It is important to first protect the most vulnerable patients in this age group with multiple underlying conditions, which place them at most risk for COVID-19 complications.

Millenium has already begun calling those who qualify. Please understand there is no need to call your doctor's office. This will not change your ability to receive the vaccine as Millenium is continually evaluating all patients' health and will continue to keep you updated on future allocations. In the meanwhile, you are encouraged to get vaccinated at any of the locations made available by the state.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY
With uncertainty regarding vaccine supply due to weather-related disruptions, Department of Health vaccine appointments at Harold Avenue Regional Park scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 24. This includes both first shot appointments in the morning and second shot appointments in the afternoon.

For additional information, please visit charlotte.floridahealth.gov and FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.


COLLIER COUNTY
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) has received a shipment of second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

DOH-Collier has begun scheduling appointments for those who are due for their second dose this week. Per CDC Guidelines, the second dose of both the Pfizer and of the Moderna vaccine may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinicalconsiderations.html#Booster-doses

The DOH-Collier call center is available Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call center can be reached at (239) 252-6220. For more information regarding COVID-19, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/.

NCH this week, will receive a limited allocation of approximately 170 doses along with a list of individuals supplied by DOH to continue vaccinations of this population who meet the Governor’s Executive Order. Additionally, NCH will receive 500 doses of vaccine from the state. Both Moderna vaccine allocations are earmarked only for those under the age of 65 who are extremely vulnerable, with DOH and NCH identifying those who qualify.
NCH will reach out to individuals to offer an appointment. Patients should not call their doctors to inquire about being added to the list because this slows the process of reaching out to those who have been identified.
NCH began working with the Collier County Department of Health (DOH) at the beginning of February to vaccinate persons under the age of 65 who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order. At that time, Collier DOH supplied NCH with 100 doses along with a list of individuals they determined to be within the group of extremely vulnerable. NCH reached out to those on the DOH's list to offer the vaccine, but not all accepted an appointment. NCH filled the gaps with several of patients that were determined fit this extremely vulnerable group.
NCH will continue to update the community on the vaccine as information becomes available.

Marco Island has updated the process for its residents to register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The new registration page will remain open for full-time and seasonal residents aged 65 and older, and appointments will be assigned based on zip code and age with the oldest being first.
1. Full time and seasonal residents of Marco Island who are 65 and older can register at any time at https://marcoisland.typeform.com/to/dHSgaQze. This link is also be shared on the City's website and City social media. The link will remain open as this is not a first-come, first-served system.
2. Once the online form is completed, residents will receive an email confirming that they are registered for a COVID-19 vaccine on Marco Island and on the waiting list. This is not a guarantee of a vaccination appointment.
3. Registrants will then be prioritized for vaccination appointments when allocations are received based on Marco Island zip code and age and will receive an email with the appointment time, date, and location.
4. Those who do not receive an appointment slot each week will remain on the registration list for future vaccine events with no further action required.

The number of vaccine appointments will vary from week to week based on the allocation the City receives from Collier County EMS. The City anticipates several thousand residents registering in this system, and the City will typically be allocated only a few hundred vaccines each week. Therefore, we encourage residents to continue to seek other vaccine appointment opportunities in addition to the Marco Island registration.

City of Naples will open vaccine reservations at 10:00 am EST until the first 500 calls.

To make a reservation, please call: (239) 260-3087.

Vaccinations will be given from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fire Station One on 835 8th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102.

The City will provide a phone call to message service that will accommodate 100 concurrent callers at a time. The 101 callers will receive a busy signal and should try to call back. Calls must be made within the period that the reservation system is active.

Due to the limited number of vaccines the City will receive, only the first 500 callers will be placed in a “registered” group who will then be contacted by a City employee to verify eligibility and set up an appointment. Please be patient.

Once the caller is in the messaging system, the callers will be asked only to leave their name as it appears on their government-issued identification and a call back number! No additional message or information should be left. This will reduce the time callers are in the queue, allowing more callers to connect before receiving the busy signal.

They ask you to leave only your name and call back number.

A City of Naples staff member will call each person back in the order that their call was received. Please be aware that City staff will never ask for personal information (other than the date of birth for eligibility and the consent form), financial insurance information, or social security numbers on the phone. Any information required to administer the vaccine will occur at the vaccination site.

Callers who are not able to get through will have another opportunity to register. Please continue to check the City’s website for future times and dates when the reservation system will be active.

Naples Police will confirm your appointment, and registration paperwork will be provided to you. If you arrive too early for your appointment, you will not be allowed to enter the checkpoint site.

Once your appointment time arrives, please bring the completed paperwork into the Fire Station apparatus bay to the registration table. Face Masks are required. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided. Your paperwork will be checked, and you will receive your vaccination card.

Once all paperwork is confirmed, and you have signed the consent form, you will move to the next available vaccination table to receive the vaccine.

After the vaccine is administered, you will be required to go to the observation area for 15 minutes. Please advise onsite Firefighters of any issues you may be experiencing from the vaccine.

After you have been in the observation area for 15 minutes and have shown no signs of a reaction, you will be allowed to leave the site. Please follow the directions given by Naples Police.

Remember you are receiving the Moderna vaccine and will need to return to this vaccination site 28 days later for your 2nd vaccination.


DESOTO
DeSoto County has officially shifted to the new statewide website for vaccine appointments.

The website, myvaccine.fl.gov allows full and part-time Florida residents to register for the vaccine. Users will select their county and click, "get in line". They will also be able to select how they want to be contacted. Please note: If you were already on the County's vaccine waiting list, you do not need to register again. Everyone on the original list has now been shifted to the state's waiting list.

Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted by the state for scheduling. For those without access to the internet, the number to call for DeSoto County is 866-201-7013.

On the day of the appointment, individuals will need the following items:

· The Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form.

· A valid ID as well as proof of residency. See below for a full list of acceptable documentation. NOTE: Vaccine eligibility is determined at the state level by the Governor's requirements.

Download Consent Forms:
To print the form in English, CLICK HERETo print the form in Spanish, CLICK HERE

Questions? A fully-staffed vaccine call center is available at 863-491-5335. Call Center staff can assist from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, the call center has been experiencing a very high call volume, so patience is appreciated.

The vaccination process is a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County and DeSoto County Government.


HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
Cancellation COVID-19 (First-Dose) Vaccinations In Hendry County - Due to the weather issues throughout the U.S., the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County has been informed that vaccine delivery will be delayed for this week.

There will be no first-dose Vaccinations in Hendry County (LaBelle and Clewiston) this week.

An announcement will be made when vaccines are received in Hendry County.

PLEASE NOTE:
Individuals that have an appointment for their 2nd-dose will receive their vaccine in LaBelle on Wednesday, February 17th and in Clewiston on Thursday, February 18th.


CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY. Fox 4 will keep you updated as more vaccines become available in each County.