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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12
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Lee Health expands vaccination clinic appointments to Saturday, May 8

May 6, 2021 -  In an effort to increase availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Southwest Florida community, Lee Health is offering appointments this Saturday to anyone over the age of 16. The clinic’s regular days of operation are Tuesday through Friday. 
 
The vaccination clinic is open to anyone; you do not need to be a Lee Health patient to get the vaccine.
All vaccines will be administered at Gulf Coast Medical Center. You can schedule your appointment by visiting www.leehealth.org.
 
Lee Health is currently offering Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines for those over 18 years-old. Through the online scheduling system, you will be able to select which vaccine you would like to receive, if both are available. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is approved for use in those 16 years-old and above is being offered to 16 and 17 year-olds.
Appointments are available as early as today. A parent or authorized guardian must accompany a minor for vaccination. 
Based on community interest, Lee Health may begin offering additional appointments on Saturdays. Anyone who comes this Saturday to receive their COVID-19 vaccine will be able to come on a Saturday for their second shot. 
 
All self-scheduling appointments must be made online, and Lee Health kindly asks that you not call our hospitals or physician offices to inquire about vaccine appointments as it overwhelms our phone system and keeps others from reaching us for their care. 
 
A mask is required to enter any Lee Health facility.
You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your final dose of the vaccine. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html. 
 
 
 
About Lee Health
Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org
 
   
 
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