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FDOH-Collier: 2nd vaccine doses delayed due to winter weather

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County said Thursday that there is a delay in the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, including second doses, due to winter weather impacting a large part of the country.

Officials say they expect an update over the next several days, and once they have confirmation that doses are arriving, they’ll notify residents to schedule an appointment.

CDC Guidelines state that the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

The DOH-Collier call center is available Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call center can be reached at 239-252-6220.

Publix also said Thursday that while they aren’t scheduling appointments right now for first doses due to inclement weather, those who are expecting their second dose should still arrive as scheduled.

Publix will announce future appointment scheduling opportunities when the company receives its vaccine allotment. Customers can also check publix.com/covidvaccine for the latest updates regarding the next opportunity to schedule an appointment.

Writer:WINK News
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