Seniors in Lee County begin getting callbacks for second vaccine dose

Reporter: Breana Ross Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Credit: WINK News

Some people receiving the coronavirus vaccine through Lee County were excited Friday to get a call to schedule their appointment to receive a second dose.

We have kept in touch with a couple from the beginning of their journey to get the second dose, from the concern, the waiting and now the joy.

The Goldmans waited all day for one call.

“I answered so many spam calls today,” Steven Goldman said while laughing.

Just after 6 p.m. the call they hoped for arrived — a call that signaled a step toward freedom. The Goldmans got their second dose appointments for the same day and time to finish what they started.

“We got through it, and I have my confirmation,” Joan Goldman said. “We hugged each other and we were just very, very happy, and we texted our children and said, ‘OK, we are back in your lives, like it or not.'”

Norman Wei says he got a call too, and the confirmation was a reason to give him hope again.

“My wife and I were really concerned about whether or not we were going to get our second dose, and we are really happy to get a phone call,” Wei said.

There are people still waiting for that phone call for a second dose in Lee County. Lois Piskorz received a text message saying she’d get a call soon. Her sister and brother-in-law, who live with her, already got their call.

“I’m just hoping I don’t miss it, but I’m excited,” Piskorz said. “I’m very excited.”

The Goldmans say they hope everyone gets to feel the same excitement they felt and that those still waiting stay patient.

“It will come through, really,” Joan said. “Have faith, and it will come through.”

If you did not get your call Friday, do not worry. The County says it will get through all 6,000 eligible for the second dose this weekend.

Calls will continue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The appointments are for January 27 and 28 at Southwest Florida International Airport.

RESOURCE: WINK News is working by the minute on a daily basis to bring our coverage areas in Southwest Florida the latest COVID-19 vaccine information from the counties you live in.

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