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Lee County Takes Reservations For 1,800 COVID Vaccine Doses

A new phone line to make appointments for the vaccine in Lee County opens Wednesday (jan. 13) for inoculations on Thursday and Friday (Jan. 14-15).

The Lee County Department of Health has approximately 1,800 doses of the coronavirus vaccine available for scheduled distribution on Jan. 14 and 15.

The phone line opened at noon Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 866-200-3468.

Please note that the phone number has changed.

Appointments will take place from 8 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, and Friday, Jan. 15.
The vaccinations will take place at at Southwest Florida International Airport, North Parking Lot (across from old terminal), 16000 Chamberlin Parkway in Fort Myers.

Please know:

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination in Lee County, Dial 211 or Call (239) 433-3900.

Continue to check the county's webpage or follow them on Facebook at @leecountyflbocc or Twitter at @flhealthlee.

Copyright 2021 WGCU.

Cary Barbor is the local host of All Things Considered and a reporter for WGCU. She was a producer for Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius XM, where she hosted a live interview show with authors of new books called Books and Authors. She was a producer for The Leonard Lopate Show, a live, daily show that covered arts, culture, politics, and food on New York City’s public radio station WNYC. She also worked as a producer on Studio 360, a weekly culture magazine; and The Sunday Long Read, a show that features in-depth conversations with journalists and other writers. She has filed stories for The Pulse and Here & Now. In addition to radio, she has a career writing for magazines, including Salon, Teen Vogue, New York, Health, and More. She has published short stories and personal essays and is always working on a novel. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow, where she studied health reporting at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and followed epidemiologists around Kenya and Alaska. She has a B.A. in English from Lafayette College and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Massachusetts.