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Hundreds wait overnight across Lee County to get COVID-19 vaccine


LEE COUNTY, #Fla. – #Hundreds of people set up camp across #Lee #County #Tuesday night to wait in line for a COVID-19 vaccine #Wednesday morning.

#As of 6:30 a.m., all three vaccination sites in #Lee #County have hit capacity. The afternoon sessions of vaccines are closed as the allotted doses have been assigned.

#Additional sites will open next week.

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#Vaccinations are scheduled at three different locations:

  • #North #Fort #Myers: #North #Fort #Myers #Rec. #Center
  • #Cape #Coral: #Cultural #Park Theater
  • #Fort #Myers: #Lakes #Regional #Park #Library

#Each site has been allotted 800 doses of the vaccine on #Wednesday.

#Vaccines are only for people 65 years old and older, or healthcare workers.

#People started waiting in line for the vaccine as early as #Tuesday morning.

90-year-old #Abdulla #Benkhatar has been standing in line since 10 a.m. #Tuesday. #He’s first in line at the #North #Fort #Myers #Rec. #Center.

“It’s very difficult,” he said. “We’ve been at home for almost 10 months now. #It’s really important to me, for my health, and to be able to do things I like to do and get back to normal.”

#Benkhatar said he is excited to see his grandkids again.

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#Just south, at #Lakes #Regional #Library, dozens started lining up #Tuesday night to mark their spot in line.

#People brought extra coats, chairs, blankets, and mini tents. #Just before 4 a.m., it appeared there were more than 300 people waiting in line.

#At #Cape #Coral’s #Cultural #Park Theater, people also lined up late #Tuesday night, some waiting in their cars, even bringing RVs.

#Vaccinations aren’t scheduled to begin until 9 a.m.

#On #Monday and #Tuesday, the first days of administering the vaccine, the sites hit capacity in the early morning hours.

The #Department of #Health has not released details about any upcoming vaccine sites in #Lee #County yet.

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https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2020/12/30/hundreds-wait-overnight-across-lee-county-to-get-covid-19-vaccine/

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