DOH-Charlotte to begin COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday

Reporter: Stephanie Byrne Writer: Drew Hill
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The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County has announced it will be opening a drive-thru clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday morning.

Moderna vaccines will be available to those age 65 and older and high-risk frontline health care workers.

The first Charlotte County vaccination site will open at 9 a.m. at 23400 Harold Avenue in Port Charlotte. To get vaccinated, bring your ID, or if you’re a health care worker, you can bring a copy or your badge or a current pay stub.

Vaccines are free, and you do not have to be a Charlotte County resident to receive one. But appointments are encouraged.

“We have a large snowbird population, so we recognize that folks are down here for the season,” said Joseph Pepe, the director of DOH-Charlotte. “Then, may go back up north wherever they come from, so really the challenge is for folks to finish their vaccine series to make sure they finish with the same manufacturer.”

*There are currently no more appointments left for vaccines administered by DOH-Charlotte.

WINK News reached out to DOH-Charlotte and found out appointments are booked until Jan. 8, 2021. The health department recommends checking back after Jan. 6 to see if more appointments become available.

Continue checking the Department of Health in Charlotte County’s website to see when more vaccines will become available.

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