Lee Health COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Last Updated April 19, 2021
Lee Health, the State of Florida, Lee County and the Department of Health Lee County are working as a team to get our community vaccinated. We all have the same goals of protecting people and creating herd immunity as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, vaccination appointments cannot be made by calling Lee Physician Group. We will call patients who fit eligibility criteria established by the Department of Health when vaccine supplies are available. Lee Health is asking the community to be patient as we work through these challenging times.
Lee Health contact centers are experiencing an influx of calls about the COVID-19 vaccine, and this has led to prolonged hold times and busy signals.
Lee Health Vaccination Appointments.
Florida residents 18 years and older can sign up online to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Lee Health. Residents do not have to be Lee Health patients to get the vaccine.
You may sign up using our self-registration system by visiting https://leehealth.vaccine.mychart.com/. After signing up, you will be notified when the vaccine is available to you and given a choice of time slots of available appointments.
Please do not call to book a vaccination appointment. Please use the MyChart link.
All self-scheduling appointments must be made online, and we kindly ask you not to call our hospitals or physician offices to inquire about vaccine appointments as it overwhelms our phone system and keeps others from reaching us for their care.
If you are calling for another reason and cannot reach us by phone, please access MyChart to request other types of appointments.
Lee County Community Vaccination Site (Ages 65+ / healthcare workers only)
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers and those 65 and older.
Publix also administers the vaccine for healthcare workers or anyone over the age of 65. You can register at www.publix.com/covid-vaccine.
Follow Lee County Government's Twitter for daily updates.
Have you already received the COVID-19 Vaccine?
You have just received a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Lee Health thanks you for getting vaccinated to protect yourself, your community, and our healthcare workers.
Here are some things you need to know:
If you just received your first dose, the second dose must be given according to manufacturer guidelines, one month from initial day of vaccination.
Side effects from the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may include fatigue, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and fever, as well as pain and swelling at the injection site.
You may also experience tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection. Most of the side effects are short-lived and will resolve in 24-48 hours. The occurrence of side effects may be more pronounced with the second dose, so you may want to schedule that dose before a day off from work.
If You Experience Side Effects
You may take Tylenol or Advil to alleviate some of your symptoms. Contact your primary care physician for additional non-emergency concerns.
There is a remote chance that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction shortly after you receive your dose.
For this reason, we will ask that you stay onsite for 15 minutes after your injection.
Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face and throat
- A fast heartbeat
- A rash on your body
- Dizziness and weakness
After you leave our site, if you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
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