Future vaccine appointments dependent on supply of doses

Reporter: Nicole Lauren Writer: Joey Pellegrino

An average of 50,000 of you flooded phone lines in just one minute to try getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Lee County. We know the demand is high, and many of you still have a lot of questions.

The most frequently asked question: Where and when will I get my second dose?

You’ll have a different wait time depending on the vaccine. Moderna’s is 28 days, Pfizer’s is 21. And the Florida Department of Health in Lee County says its game plan is to keep these vaccination sites, and their clinics, the same.

Tuesday will be used as a trial run for Lee County’s first appointment-only vaccination site.
Monday gave us a glimpse of how many people are anxious to claim their spot in line. When the phone lines opened, the county says 84,000 people dialed per minute at peak traffic. Some of you got a busy signal, some of you got through and others simply gave up.

The county knows this can be frustrating, but the key here is getting more vaccines, something expected to happen as soon as this week. When it does, more appointments will become available, and you’ll have to pick up the phone and try again.

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