People who fall into Phase 1B include:
- People 75 years or older (regardless of their health status)
- Health care workers and frontline essential workers (any age)
“Frontline essential workers” include first responders (e.g., firefighters and police officers); corrections officers; food and agricultural workers; U.S. Postal Service workers; manufacturing workers; grocery store workers; public transit workers and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as child care workers.
While registration begins today, the county does not have a confirmed date to begin administering the vaccine to this group. Those who fall into these categories can call (919) 721-4769 or (984) 368-2112 (during business hours) to register.
According to county health officials, the vaccine is in limited supply locally and vaccinations in this phase could take “several weeks to a few months.”
Through Jan. 4, 3,718 people in Lee County have tested positive for COVID-19, and 44 people have died. The county is averaging about 41 new cases a day and testing is coming back positive at 16.6 percent rate.
Neither phone number to register for the vaccine is able to receive calls.
Re registering for covid vaccine. One number automatic recording that it is not accepting any more voice mail msgs and the other number a recorded message that no voice mail box has yet been set up. The connection is then dropped. So much for a “better tomorrow”!
Call went through to Health dept at 1:05pm. They’re only doing elderly now. Everyone else needs to call back in 2 weeks she said to register.
Why are other counties already vaccinating people in Phase 1B and Lee County is just registering them. With the high incidence of Covid results we should be administering vaccine as quickly as possible. We already have one individual to have both doses according to Covid data maps.
Don’t be in such a hurry for the two vaccines currently available. The FDA and EU websites are reporting a lot of adverse events. France will begin to report today. Astra Zeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Ely Lilly have traditional vaccines on the way.
No one can absolutely attest that these two novel vaccines are safe. They are the 1st mRna vaccines. They may be safe, but we really will not know for 3-5 years. The ones taking the vaccine are part of a larger clinical trial.
Received my first injection yesterday at the Civic Center (I’m an RN); line was LONG as expected, but the process was smooth and well organized!
Dr. Gregory Michael, from Florida died today 07JAN2021 from complications from the Pfizer shot taken two weeks ago. He was hospitalized shortly after receiving shot.
Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, an OB-GYN at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, died after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke apparently resulting from a lack of platelets.
Got mine today in another county. Guy in line in front of us was also from Sanford. Pfizer version. Slight site soreness, nothing else. Wife got 4/10 headache but she was anxious before getting the shot and we had stood in line for about an hour and a half so ?? Back in 21 days for second.
Dr. Michael Gregory’s platelet count started to drop after receiving vaccine. He was perfectly healthy prior too.
Astra Zeneca’s Covid vaccine was approved in U.K. on 04Jan2021. No one has had to be hospitalized from its use. Any pharmacy can administer it, which will garner more support.
Hopefully the FDA will approve it in the US soon. This vaccine candidate has three years of research to support it, not three months like the other two.