DeSantis announces COVID-19 vaccination site in Charlotte County gated community

Reporter: Erika Jackson Writer: Derrick Shaw
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DeSantis holds a press conference at Kings Gate community in Charlotte County.

Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference within a gated community in Charlotte County at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

During the event, DeSantis announced the establishment of a COVID-19 vaccination site in the community of Kings Gate in Charlotte County.

The three-day site began operating Thursday morning and will administer 1,000 vaccines per day through Saturday, February 13, for a total of 3,000 vaccines for seniors 65+ in Kings Gate, Port Charlotte Village, and Maple Leaf Country Club only.

This is good news for people like Roberta Dugan and her husband Vincent, who has Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“We’ve been waiting for this,” she said, emotionally. “My husband is on oxygen and he has COPD. It’s a blessing. We’re very happy.”

Appointments for pre-registered seniors have already been filled through the community.

DeSantis said, “when you have these communities from an administrative perspective, they can get the folks, they can get the sign-ups, and really we just come with the logistics and come with the stuff.” He added. “We want to be involved broader. We want more retail sites in Charlotte County and we’re going to be working to make that happen.”

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