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Weather causes COVID vaccine delays for Collier County

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 19:36:58-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Winter weather in other parts of the country has caused delays in the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, including second doses. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) should have an update over the next several days.

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Once there is confirmation of incoming doses, DOH-Collier will notify residents to schedule an appointment.

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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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The call center can be reached at (239) 252-6220.

For more information regarding COVID-19, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/.