provided to The Santiva Chronicle
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has announced COVID-19 vaccines are available for high-risk frontline healthcare workers and those 65 and older at select locations throughout the county. DOH-Lee staff will have 300 doses of vaccine at each site, which are supported by Lee County Public Safety.
There is no fee for the vaccine, and no appointment is necessary. Bring identification and healthcare workers should bring a copy of an ID badge or current pay stub. These are not drive-thru sites; all are ADA compliant. To expedite the registration process, visit https://www.leegov.com/vaccine to download, print and complete the consent form prior to visiting one of the vaccination sites.
Vaccination site schedules for the upcoming week are as follows.
Monday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Estero Park and Rec Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero
Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m.
East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Rd. N., Lehigh Acres
Old Bonita Spring Library, 26876 Pine Ave. Bonita Springs
Fort Myers Stars Complex, 2980 Edison Ave., Fort Myers
Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m.
N. Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Pkwy., North Fort Myers
Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Rd., Fort Myers
Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization Dec. 18 for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19. The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose series separated by 28 days.
According to the Center for Disease Control, both this disease and the vaccine are new.
“We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people,” the CDC said in a statement. “If you get COVID-19, you risk giving to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.”