More hope to be next for first dose in Lee County, others with concerns for second dose

Reporter: Breana Ross Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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More opportunities for those eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines are available in Lee County Wednesday.

The Jewells hope the middle of the week is their big moment filled with new opportunities for a vaccine. Steve Jewell scored his appointment through the VA. Now, his wife hopes for one spot for her shot too.

“We’ve got the day planned out so both of us can work either the computer or the phone,” Sara Jewell said. β€œWhatever we have to do.”

They planned to start bright and early at 6 a.m. with Publix. If that fails, they’ll be ready to try the Lee County phone line and the DeSoto county phone and online system at 9 a.m.

“There’s two of them at 9 o’clock, so she will be on one computer, and I will be on the other,” Steven said with a laugh.

If they still don’t get that golden ticket, they said they will try Marco Island’s online system at 2 p.m.

“If it doesn’t work, then, we just have to try again,” Sara said. “It’s frustrating, but I also think we have no choice but to be patient.”

Susan Geoghegan plans to spend her morning trying for a vaccine too. She just got her shot at Publix, but she needs an appointment for her husband who has COPD.

“It’s in its very early stages, but you know, he just turned 80, so I’m concerned,” Geohegan said.

After her success with Publix, Geoghegan is confident about Wednesday.

“I’m starting to feel a little more optimistic,” Geohegan said.

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