Information courtesy of Collier County Commissioner, Andy Solis

There will be 3 days of vaccinations coming up next week from the Department of Health (DOH). Those appointments will be able to be scheduled beginning 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 24.

WHEN CAN I SCHEDULE? Beginning at 9am, Sunday, Jan 24.

HOW? Through Eventbrite at the following link ONLY:

CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com

WHEN ARE THE APPOINTMENTS? Beginning at 9am on the following days:

  • Monday Jan 25
  • Tuesday Jan 26
  • Wednesday Jan 27

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact and persons 65 and older only.

  • Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact must provide identification indicating they are healthcare staff.

WHERE? North Collier Regional Park Soccer Fields at 15000 Livingston Road

WHAT ABOUT THE NEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS? See the checklist below.

WHAT ELSE?

  • Appointment available only through Eventbrite.
  • These are drive-thru appointments.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Face masks must be worn while waiting in vehicles.
  • No referral needed.
  • No cost.
  • Clients will be asked to complete a registration form prior to receiving the vaccine.

WHAT ABOUT TESTING? COVID-19 testing will take place on Tuesday, Jan 26, at the Florida Department of Health in Collier County Naples site, 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, 34112, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (239) 252-6220.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS: The DOH-Collier call center at (239) 252-6220 will remain open Monday-Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm. The call volume is extremely high; please be patient.

There will be a limited amount of vaccine distributed per day per site. Collier County will continue to receive the vaccine in the following weeks.

Florida Residency Requirements

for Recipients of First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card

OR

Two of the following items:

  • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement. (Copies of deeds can be found on the Collier County Property Appraiser website https://www.collierappraiser.com/
  • A utility hookup or work order that is not more than 2 months old.
  • A utility bill that is not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a bank or other financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, that is not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a government agency that is not more than 2 months old. (Mail from a government agency can include tax bills showing a Florida address. Tax bills can be found on the Collier County Property Appraiser website https://www.collierappraiser.com/ )
  • One of the above items from the individual’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the individual resides and a statement from the parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the person resides stating that the person does resides with him or her.

Please note, the above residency requirements do NOT apply to health care providers or individuals presenting for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information below provided by the Department of Health (DOH). Just a reminder that the state is in control of the vaccination process; they are determining who is eligible, and controlling the distribution of vaccines.

REGISTERING FOR A TICKET

  • I am stuck on a screen that says looking for tickets and to not refresh. But is keeps circling?
    • Please refresh your browser. This will get you off that screen and bring open potential available appointments.
  • Why does it say UNAVAILABLE? How can that be?
    • Unavailable means that people are in the queue completing the registration form. People get 8 minutes to complete the form. If the form is not completed, the appointment is released. Refreshing your browser will help you to see any reopened appointments.
  • What does SOLD OUT mean?
    • If a time slot is sold out, that means all appointments are booked and they will have to register for the waitlist.
  • What do I need to register?
    • The names of all individuals who will need to be vaccinated and their emails.
  • Can I register my spouse when I register?
    • Yes. There will be a drop down where you can select the number of tickets needed. There is a maximum of 4 per household/order.
  • My spouse’s/friend’s/family member’s name is listed on both tickets. What should I do?
    • The person’s name that is on the tickets must be present in the vehicle with you on the day of the appointment and must show their ID. If someone is registering for an appointment on your behalf and won’t be able to be with you at the appointment, they should use your name.
  • I keep trying to register for a ticket, but can never seem to get in?
    • There are tens of thousands of people trying to register for a limited amount of vaccine at the same time. The DOH understands that this system is not perfect and continues to take into account the feedback and needs of community.

SECOND DOSE QUESTIONS

  • What do I need to bring to receive my second dose?
    • In addition to proof of residency, you MUST bring your vaccination card received at the time of your first dose.
  • I received a Moderna vaccine. Can I receive a Pfizer vaccine for my second dose? (or vice versa)
    • No. You cannot mix pharmaceuticals.
  • I received my 1st dose. How will I get my second dose?
    • If you received your first dose through DOH-Collier, you will receive an email approximately one week prior to the 28 day mark to schedule your appointment. The email will say “Florida Department of Health in Collier County” but will come from this email address: noreply@event.eventbrite.com
    • Note: You MUST wait at least 28 days to receive your second dose.
  • How will schedule my appointment for the second dose?
    • Instructions and links to specific appointments set aside for second doses will be in the reminder email.
  • What do I need to bring to my second dose appointment?
    • You must bring your printed ticket, the vaccination card given to you at your first dose, ID, and a pen to complete paperwork.
  • I received my 1st dose in a different county/state. Can I get my second dose in Collier County?
    • You may. However, you will have to sign up for an appointment via Eventbrite.

PUBLIX INFORMATION

  • What is the Publix site to sign up?
  • I tried signing up on the Publix website but I cannot get an appointment? OR Why can’t I get an appointment on the Publix site?
    • They may be booked. You may try again later or call Publix.
  • How do I know if my Publix has the vaccine?
  • Current message on the Publix Covid-19 Vaccine page:
    • “All available COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been claimed. There is tremendous demand for the vaccine and a limited supply, so check back on Wednesday, January 27 after 6:00 a.m. EST (5:00 a.m. CST) for your next opportunity.”

Note: The Publix site is NOT run by the Department of Health or your local government. All questions or comments about the Publix vaccinations should be directed to Publix.

WALGREENS AND CVS

  • Why isn’t Walgreens or CVS giving the vaccine?

At this time, Walgreens and CVS are responsible for the administration to long term care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities. They are not distributing to the general public