SUBMITTED BY MARK DRISCOLL OF THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC
By the end of this week, the Boca Grande Health Clinic will have vaccinated 1,471 patients and members of the Island community with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 1,032 with their second dose.
All Florida residents 18 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With recent changes in eligibility, the Clinic is scheduling first-dose vaccines for patients, Island residents, and eligible employees of local businesses that took the BG pledge. Individuals must meet all current Florida eligibility requirements, which can be found at floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccine-eligibility.
Please contact the Clinic only if you meet these requirements and are still in need of a first-dose vaccination.
Useful Vaccine Links:
• Florida Health COVID-19 Response: floridahealthcovid19.gov/.
• Florida has more than 1,000 vaccine distribution sites for eligible residents, including retail pharmacies and county sites. Vaccines are free at all locations. Use this vaccine finder to locate vaccination sites by county and city: floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/.
• The Florida COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 information: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.