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Lee Health vaccine appointments now open to public

By Staff | Apr 28, 2021

Anyone 18 and over can now sign up online to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Lee Health by visiting https://leehealth.vaccine.mychart.com/. Recipients do not need to be a Lee Health patient to get the vaccine. All vaccines will be administered at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers.

After signing up, recipients will be notified when the vaccine is available and given a choice of time slots of available appointments. If Lee Health has multiple brands of COVID-19 vaccines in stock, recipients will be able to select which vaccine they receive. Currently, Lee Health is offering the Moderna vaccine.

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

“As Lee County’s community-owned health system, Lee Health is pleased to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone who wants one,” President Larry Antonucci said. “Widespread vaccination is the best path to end the pandemic and a return to normalcy, and I encourage everyone in our community to get the vaccine as soon as possible.”

Lee Health has been vaccinating its employees and medically vulnerable patients since December. This is the first time the health system has offered it to the general public.

Per Florida guidelines, vaccine appointments are available for Florida residents only. A mask is required to enter any Lee Health facility.

After recipients are vaccinated, it is still necessary to wear a mask in public and keep a safe physical distance when out in public. Recipients are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of the vaccine. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.