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Lee Health now offering vaccines those age 16-17

By LEE HEALTH - | Apr 30, 2021

As of today, anyone over the age of 16 can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Lee Health. The vaccination clinic is open to the community; you do not need to be a Lee Health patient.

Officials reported that Lee Health recently received a shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is approved for use in 16 years-old and above. To schedule an appointment, visit www.leehealth.org.

A parent or authorized guardian must accompany a minor for vaccination.

“We are pleased to be able to now vaccinate our 16- and 17-year-olds, and I encourage all teens in this age group to come in with a parent or guardian to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Larry Antonucci said. “It would be wonderful if we could get as many students vaccinated as possible before they begin the next school next year.”

All self-scheduling appointments must be made online, and Lee Health asks that the public not call hospitals or physician offices to inquire about vaccine appointments as it overwhelms the phone system and keeps others from reaching Lee Health for their care.

A mask is required to enter any Lee Health facility.

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your final dose of the vaccine. For more information on vaccines, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.