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Mobile Vaccines for Teens; Lee Site Moves

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Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

A mobile pediatric vaccination clinic from Golisano Children’s Hospital will make stops around Southwest Florida June 21-26 to vaccinate children age 12 and older against COVID-19. The mobile clinic is walk-up only and there is no cost for the vaccine. A parent or authorized guardian must accompany a minor for vaccination.

The mobile clinic will be at the following locations:

· Monday, June 21, 5-8 p.m., Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers

· Tuesday, June 22, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fort Myers Middle Academy, 3050 Central Ave., Fort Myers

· Wednesday, June 23, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fort Myers Middle Academy, 3050 Central Ave., Fort Myers

· Friday, June 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Three Oaks Middle School, 18500 Three Oaks Pkwy., Fort Myers
*This stop is primarily for 2nd doses. However, 1st doses will be provided to those who would like them. Anyone who receives a 1st dose at this location may have to attend another site for their 2nd dose.

· Saturday, June 26, 5-8 p.m., Roberto Clemente Park, 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers
Second doses will be set for the same location or one nearby.

In related news, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County will close its mass vaccine site at the former Sears building at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers at the end of the day Friday, June 18. Starting June 21, scheduled vaccinations will resume at the health department's main offices on Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers and at the location on Pondella Road in North Fort Myers. To schedule a free vaccine appointment, call 239-461-6100. Homebound residents are urged to email homeboundvaccine@em.myflorida.com to make arrangements. The department plans to offer coronavirus vaccine doses in perpetuity, as it does with shingles, flu and tetanus vaccines.

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