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Second dose of vaccine to be distributed next week

By Staff | Jan 14, 2021

Those who received the Moderna vaccine two weeks ago through the state Department of Health at Lee County, will be receiving calls starting Friday for their second dose. /Photo by Nathan Mayberg

Those who received the COVID-19 vaccine through the Florida Department of Health at Lee County two weeks ago will begin receiving calls from the state’s vendor Tidal Basin tomorrow for appointments next week to receive the second shot of the Moderna vaccine.

Lee County Government made the announcement in a statement sent out this afternoon.

According to the county, the Florida Department of Health-Lee (FDOH) has received second doses of vaccine for seniors 65 and older and frontline medical workers who received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine at various county sites between Dec. 28-30.

Those sites included: Estero Recreation Center, old Bonita Springs Library site, Fort Myers Stars Complex, Veterans Recreation Center, Lakes Regional Library, Cape Coral Cultural Park Theatre and North Fort Myers Recreation Center.

FDOH-Lee has contact information for all individuals who received their first dose at these sites.

The state vendor, Tidal Basin, will call all individuals to schedule second-dose appointments. Those calls will begin Friday, Jan 15, for appointments to be scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Jan. 28. Not all individuals will receive calls Friday. Calls will continue through the weekend until Tidal Basin has scheduled all appointments.

FDOH-Lee and Lee County ask that individuals anticipating a second-dose appointment call do the following:

· Watch for text messages informing you that you will be receiving a call soon.

· Answer unknown numbers.

· Check the settings on your mobile device to ensure unknown callers will be accepted and are not blocked.

Tidal Basin will attempt three phone calls to each individual to schedule the follow-up appointment.

FDOH-Lee will administer all second-dose vaccinations at the county’s site near Southwest Florida International Airport off Daniels Parkway. No second doses will be administered at parks, libraries or recreation centers.

People with second-dose appointments will need to bring two items to their appointments:

· A government-issued ID.

· The COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card received when the first shot was administered. (If you have lost your card, staff on site can look up the information.)

Information about second doses for people who received their shots in early January at the airport site off Daniels Parkway will be announced soon. No appointments for those individuals are being scheduled at this time.

Questions can be directed to the Tidal Basin Help Line at 888-499-0851.

Additional information is available at www.leegov.com/vaccine.