Lee County vaccination site moves to Edison Mall
LEE COUNTY, Fla.– The Lee County vaccination site is getting a new home.
Starting Wednesday, shots will be given out at the old Sears store at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers, instead of the lot near RSW.
The county also released new information about appointments.
Wednesday, April 14th will be first dose vaccinations only. Then Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th will be first and second doses, all by appointment only. Appointments will be between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m..
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County said officials chose the new indoor location to get people out of the summer storms and heat over the next several months.
The site is also ADA accessible, although there are no tram services planned from the parking lot to the front door yet. Officials will monitor operations next week and adjust as needed.
The site will be able to accommodate about 4,000 people per day, according to DOH-Lee officials.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has two watchtowers to keep an eye on the lot outside the site. Deputies will also help with traffic flow around the mall area.
If you got your first dose at the RSW site between March 18th and March 30th, calls to schedule your second dose appointment at the new location started Thursday.
The county’s scheduling vendor will pop up on your phone as an unknown number, but they should also send you an email if they can’t reach you by phone.
Vaccinations will likely happen four days a week, like they did at the RSW site. They could expand hours into the evenings and weekends in the future.
The county’s number to schedule a vaccination reservation is 866-200-3468.