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All Lee County Publix locations to administer COVID-19 vaccines

All 32 Publix pharmacy locations throughout Lee County will be administering COVID-19 vaccines for those 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers beginning Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. DeSantis made the announcement at a press conference in Cape Coral Tuesday afternoon at the Publix location at Midpoint Center. Residents can register online for an appointment to receive an immunization beginning Wednesday at 6 a.m. DeSantis said anywhere from 100 to 125 shots would be administered per day at each location. “Starting Thursday, Publix will be offering shots at all 32 Publix pharmacy locations in Lee County,” DeSantis said. “We’re excited about this. This will be good for South-west Florida. We now have this really in all corners of the state and it’s something that we very well do statewide if we’re able to have enough vaccine on hand.” DeSantis said ...

New COVID-19 vaccination dates announced

All 32 Publix pharmacy locations throughout Lee County will be administering COVID-19 vaccines for those 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers beginning Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis ...

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Data scientist charged with unlawfully accessing state messaging system

Rebekah Jones, the Florida Department of Health data scientist who was fired last year over what she claimed was her refusal to manipulate COVID-19 statistics, faces a third-degree felony charge over allegations she illegally accessed a Florida Department of Health messaging system. Jones ...

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Constance Ellis

Constance Ellis, 84, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on January 12, 2021.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt.com

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Guest Commentary: Eden Oak: Conservation 20/20 nomination update

In the midst of the request by the owner to change the zoning to build 55 units in the mangroves near the Shell Point Retirement Community, the Eden Oak property was also nominated earlier this year to Lee County's Conservation 20/20 land acquisition program.It's the second time this property ...

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Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...