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DOH-Lee plans weekend immunization clinics

By Staff | Jun 10, 2020

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is reminding parents of kindergartners, seventh-graders, and out-of-state, transfer and college students to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date before the start of the new school year.

The department is accepting appointments for back-to-school immunizations and will host weekend clinics – only for back-to-school immunizations – at the following two locations:

– Florida Department of Health, 3920 Michigan Ave., Fort Myers

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

– Florida Department of Health, 83 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers

June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All students are required to receive the Tdap booster before entering seventh grade. Children may receive the Tdap booster as early as age 11. Vaccines are free for children through age 18.

Services will be provided by appointment only to adhere to social distancing guidelines. One parent may attend the appointment with their child and both parent and child will be required to wear a face covering. Parents are advised to reschedule if they or their child are not feeling well on the day of their appointment.

Appointments can be made by calling 239-461-6100. Additional information on school required immunizations and COVID-19 can be found online at lee.floridahealth.gov.