COVID-19 Vaccines in Florida: Where to Get One in Southwest Florida
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Florida is administering COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna to adults 65 and older, health care workers and long-term care residents and staff as of January 2021. The following COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use authoriza.
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Following are specific information regarding COVID-19 vaccination in Lee, Collier and other Southwest Florida counties (CLICK the link as follows).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- There is no fee for the vaccine.
- Reservations are required to visit the vaccination site. You should plan to arrive no earlier than 45 minutes before your designated appointment time.
- Please bring government-issued identification (Healthcare workers bring a copy of your ID badge or a current pay stub).
- Be prepared by bringing water, snacks, and any medication you need. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather conditions.
- Expedite the process and print and complete the FDOH Moderna vaccine screening and consent form before you arrive.
I am encouraging all recipients who receive the vaccine to enroll in v-safe. This is a smartphone tool you can use to tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. If you report serious side effects, someone from CDC will call to follow up. I will give you instructions for how to enroll.
People are asked to stay at the site to be monitored for adverse effects for 15-30 minutes, including allergic reactions, though these are rare. Those experiencing any post-vaccine sensations can call over a medical professional to address concerns.
Delayed reactions are possible including allergic reactions or worrying side effects after returning home. If that happens, immediately seek medical help.