City of Naples schedules vaccine clinic for Friday; reservations open Tuesday

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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A vaccine shot being filled. Credit: WINK News

The City of Naples will hold its next vaccine clinic Friday, March 5.

Reservations will open 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, and the first 500 callers will receive a callback.

The reservation line is (239) 260-3087. Calling after appointments are accounted for may result in a message that the number is no longer in service.

It will transfer you to a message system because of the high-call volume expected. That’s where you will leave your name and call back number.

Only 100 people will be allowed to call in at the same time, so if you aren’t in that 100, try calling back later.

A man we spoke to said he doesn’t think this calling system will work more efficiently than current systems.

“I don’t think it will work any better,” Thomas J. Donovan said. “It’s an opportunity, but at least its fair, if everyone knows what the telephone number is, they can take their shot with everyone else.”

The city asks you to clearly leave your name and callback number.

City of Naples press release

To mitigate the effects of the high volume of people seeking to register, the City will provide a phone call to message service that will accommodate 100 concurrent callers at a time. The 101st caller will receive a busy signal and should try to call back. It is important that calls be made within the time period that the reservation system is active. Due to the limited amount of vaccines the City will receive, only the first 500 callers will be placed on a wait-list. Persons in this group will be notified by a City employee once vaccinations are available, and then an appointment will be made. Please be patient.

Once the caller is in the messaging system, the callers will be asked to only leave their name plus their spouse’s name (if needed) as it appears on their government-issued identification and a call back number! No additional message or information should be left. This will reduce the time callers are in the queue, allowing more callers to connect before receiving the busy signal. PLEASE CLEARLY LEAVE ONLY YOUR NAME(S) AND CALL BACK NUMBER!

A City of Naples staff member will call each person back in the order that their call was received. Please be aware that City staff will never ask for personal information, financial insurance information or social security numbers on the phone. Only information needed for the administration of the vaccine will occur, such as date of birth for eligibility, consent form and email address.

Vaccinations will occur at Fire Station No. 1, located at 835 8th Avenue South next to City Hall. Members of the community that are registered for the vaccine will first check-in at the parking lot on 8th Avenue South across from the Fire Station. The check-in will be staffed by the Naples Police Department, and you will be asked to remain in your vehicle. Face masks are required.

The Moderna vaccine is being administered at this location, and you will need to return to the site in 28 days for your second dose.

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