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Busy beaches on Labor Day could result in COVID case spike

Yet another holiday in the pandemic and both vacationers and staycationers are packing Southwest Florida’s beaches. However, many health officials worry that the crowded beaches on Labor Day could lead to another spike in COVID-19 cases. Many who were out on the beach on Monday said they felt comfortable and safe. You could witness the […]

More COVID-19 testing available at Collier County’s health department

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County is expanding its COVID-19 testing at its location in East Naples. According to a DOH-Collier press release Friday, the health department plans to offer appointment-only COVID-19 testing 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 and Wednesday, Aug. 18. That’s in addition to normal testing hours Monday through […]

DOH-Collier to distribute more COVID-19 vaccines this week

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County has announced they will have vaccine appointments available this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 14-16. Vaccinations will be held at the North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall located at 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109. Appointments will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and […]

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DOH-Collier to distribute COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday

FDOH-Collier will provide the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, April 13, at North Collier Regional Park. Appointments will open at 3 p.m. Monday, April 12, on the Eventbrite booking site at CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com. There will be 450 appointments available for the Moderna vaccine, which is authorized for people age 18 and older. Tuesday’s walk-thru appointments are open 9 a.m. […]

DOH-Collier County announces it received second-dose shipment of vaccine

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County has announced they received a shipment of second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. DOH-Collier has begun scheduling appointments for those who are due for their second dose this week, according to a news release. Per CDC guidelines, the second dose of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can […]

Collier County hopes to be part of statewide vaccine pre-registration system soon

The delays in the coronavirus vaccines are not the only thing frustrating many. It’s also the process of scheduling appointments for first and second doses. A Southwest Florida county is still not part of the state’s latest initiative. The State’s COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration website is supposed to help get people signed up, but Collier County […]

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DOH-Collier offering more appointment-only COVID-19 testing this week

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County will be offering appointment-only COVID-19 testing. The testing will be held on February 9, 10, and 11, by appointment only. To book an appointment, call (239)252-6220 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The testing site is located at the Florida Department of Health in […]

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FDOH-Collier offering appointment-only COVID-19 testing

The Florida Department of Health is offering appointment only COVID-19 testing on February 2. The testing site will be located at 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, 34112. DOH-Collier is asking that masks be worn at all times and that those with appointments be aware that inclement weather can slow down or shutdown the testing site. To […]

Collier County COVID-19 vaccine appointments quickly booked, again leaving many disappointed

Dozens of people waiting for callbacks about the coronavirus vaccine in Collier County let us know Monday Eventbrite sent them messages that said, “We’re looking for the tickets you requested.” Collier County’s vaccine registration filled up within minutes to start the week, continuing to leave many people without an appointment. “The most vulnerable people who […]

Website to schedule vaccine appointments in Collier County leaves many frustrated

Many people in Southwest Florida are frustrated over registering for a coronavirus vaccine appointment. In Collier County, those seeking vaccination sign up online for an appointment, some waiting for several minutes until learning if they have a ticket to the vaccine. People we spoke to are feeling defeated. They told us they go online every […]