Lee County will transition from weekly mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinics to weekly appointments, the Health Department announced today.

The change is attributed to a drop in demand, according to county officials.

The department will hold two additional first-dose drive-through vaccination clinics on April 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center and clinics for the second-dose vaccines April 27 and 28 and May 4 and May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The county will continue first-dose vaccines after April 21 by appointment only at the health clinic, located in the Government Center at 106 Hillcrest Drive in Sanford. Limited appointments will be available each week and will be open to adults over 16. Second-dose vaccines will be provided by appointment after May 11.

The April 20-21 clinics will offer the first and second dose Pfizer vaccine and second dose Moderna vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will not be administered in accordance with CDC and NCDHHS guidance and recommendations.

To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, call (919) 842-5744 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is also an online pre-registration form available at leecountync.gov/covid19.