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UPDATE: Vaccine appointment reservation line now closed


The Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County government announced that appointments for the 2,500 first doses this week have been allocated. People can stop calling the reservation line now.

The state vendor has a help line at 888-499-0851. It is not able to schedule appointments; however, agents can answer questions about the reservation system and other general vaccination questions.

The county will publicly announce when phone lines are open again for the next round of vaccinations. Monitor local media outlets, social media (www.leegov.com/socialmedia) and the county Website at www.leegov.com/vaccine, as well as FDOH’s Twitter @flhealthlee.

The state is actively collaborating to launch a system that will include a vaccination appointment process, including an online option. Complete vaccination statistics are available at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.


ORIGINAL (Jan. 26, 2021):

FDOH-Lee, Lee County to reopen vaccine reservations

The Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County government announced that there is enough vaccine supply to schedule about 2,500 appointments for Jan. 29 at the county’s site off of Daniels Parkway near the Southwest Florida International Airport.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 27, people can call toll-free at 866-200-3468. It is the same phone line the state vendor, Tidal Basin, used the last two weeks. When people make appointments, Tidal Basin will prompt them to provide their ZIP code. Appointments are available for seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers at this time. The reservation slots are expected to be claimed quickly, likely within minutes.

When those with appointments arrive at the site, a Florida driver license or identification card will be required, or two additional documents. Visit www.leegov.com/vaccine for examples of acceptable documents. The county and its partners, the FDOH-Lee and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, anticipate the site will run expeditiously.

Florida residency documentation does not apply to first doses for healthcare providers. It also does not apply to individuals receiving their second dose. More than 5,700 individuals have appointments scheduled at the site for second doses on Jan. 27-28.

The state vendor is making calls this week to schedule second doses for individuals who were vaccinated from Jan. 5-9. Second doses will be administered for those with appointments on Feb. 3-4. People who are due for second doses the week of Feb. 8 will be contacted and scheduled at a future date.

Individuals receiving their first dose on Jan. 29 will leave the site with a scheduled time and date for their second dose. The time will be the same time of day they were scheduled for their first dose. The information will be noted on the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card each person receives. The FDOH-Lee and the county started using this second-dose scheduling method last week.

The state continues to work on rolling out an online reservation system. This week, calling the phone number to reserve an appointment remains the only option in Lee County.

Complete vaccination statistics are available at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.