Charlotte County creates COVID-19 vaccine update text line

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. Credit: (Cheryl Gerber/Johnson & Johnson via AP)

The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office established the CharCoCares text system to provide local updates related to COVID-19, area resources and opportunities as they become available.

This system will also be used to share updates and announcements about vaccine availability.

Text CharCoCares to 888-777 on your smartphone to opt-in. The service is free; message and data rates may apply.

In addition to CharCoCares text messaging, residents and visitors can find COVID-19 testing and vaccine updates on our social media channels and online at and

For information, contact Brian Gleason at 941-743-1462 or

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