Lee County residents still waiting for vaccine appointment callbacks

Reporter: Nicole Lauren Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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A line into a vaccination site. Credit: WINK News

The next round of COVID-19 vaccinations began in Lee County Tuesday, but many of you still don’t have an appointment.

About 11,000 Lee residents have already been vaccinated, and an additional 9,000 doses will be available to those who are eligible this week. The county expects to administer the same amount of shots per day as it did last week, averaging around 2,000.

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The phone lines to schedule an appointment remain closed, but some are still waiting to hear back from the last round of appointments.

Residents are asked to not dial the call center. The state and county will announce when additional vaccine doses are available and the line reopens.

Many got a notification that they were pre-registered; now they’re worried to leave their homes, anxious the phone will ring and they will miss it.

“I’m waiting to hear… are they going to call me back?” asked one concerned Lee County resident by phone. “Are they not going to call me back? Are they going to call me back in a week? Am I off the list? Do I need to do something else?”

According to the county’s website, the vendor for the call center Tidal Basin is still scheduling out people who are pre-registered.

As for the fear of missing the call: If you miss it, you will lose your spot.

The United Way 211 line is activated for questions related to the vaccine and its rollout in Lee County. Call 239-433-3900 or dial 211.

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