Upcoming City of Naples COVID-19 Vaccine Event Today
January 27, 2021
Wednesday, January 27 after 10:00 a.m. EST
Date of Distribution: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 9:00A – 1:00P
Place: Fire Station One – 835 8th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102
Reservation Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Reservation Time: 10:00AM EST until the first 500 calls
Reservation Line: (239) 260-3087
Eligibility requirements: Adults 65 years and older & proof of residency
The City of Naples is exploring a seamless registration process using a phone call reservation system, creating a one-time vaccination registration list built in the order that messages were received for the current and future vaccination efforts.
To mitigate the effects of the high volume of people seeking to register, the City will provide a phone call to message service that will accommodate 100 concurrent callers at a time. Caller number 101 will receive a busy signal and should try to call back. It is important that calls be made within the time period that the reservation system is active. Due to the limited amount of vaccines the City will receive, only the first 500 callers will be placed in a “registered” group who will then be contacted by a City employee to verify eligibility and set up an appointment. Please be patient.
For detailed information about the event and the registration process, please click HERE
COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is aware that people are making appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine via Eventbrite and receiving fake tickets. However, these appointments are not through DOH-Collier.
To ensure everyone makes an appointment with DOH-Collier, please only use this website: CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com
At this time, we are not scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for next week. We are expecting more vaccine. However, we will not schedule appointments until we have received the vaccine.
Hybrid Remote Public Meeting
Board of Collier County Commissioners
January 26, 2021
Collier County Government Center
3299 Tamiami Trail E.
Board of County Commissioners
BCC Chambers, 3rd floor
Naples, Florida 34112
Some of the Board Members may be appearing remotely, with staff present in person. The public may attend either remotely or in person. The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at www.colliercountyfl.gov/ctv.
Individuals who would like to participate in person must complete and submit a speaker form prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item. Individuals who would like to participate remotely must complete and submit the online speaker registration form prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item.
The agenda will be available on Commissioner Penny Taylor’s website page.
Individuals who would like to participate remotely should register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rZHLXpLIQJagr8fo_cm6uQ
Vaccine Roll Out FAQs
Events are “Sold Out”. Can I get on a waitlist?
You can sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite. Note: wait lists are only valid for the specific day of that clinic.
Why doesn’t a waitlist carry over? OR Why isn’t there a global waitlist?
This is to avoid any duplications or releasing tickets to those who may have already received a vaccine.
What is the website I should monitor?
CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com and collier.floridahealth.gov
Events say “Sold Out”. Are you charging for the vaccine?
There is no charge for the vaccine. The current appointment system is an event ticketing system and therefore, when all appointments are booked, it says sold out.
How will I be notified if it is my turn on the waitlist?
When someone cancels their appointment, you will receive an email if it is your turn to schedule an appointment. Follow the instructions in the email. You will have 12 hours to secure your
Do waitlists carry over to other days/times?
No. A waitlist is only for a specific day/time. There is not a universal waitlist.
How do I make an appt. for the vaccine?
Appts. are made via Eventbrite.
Can I show up without an appointment?
No. Do not show up to a vaccine clinic without an appointment. You will not receive the vaccine.
If I am on a waitlist, should I come to the vaccine clinic?
No. Do not show up without an appointment. You will not receive a vaccine.
How do I get notified of more events?
There is a Follow button on CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com. When you click that button, you will receive notification of when more appointments are listed.
I have a ticket, but it says my appointment is at 7pm? OR I have a ticket, but it doesn’t say the correct day/time/health department?
Make sure you make your appointment through CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com this will ensure you receive the correct ticket.
I paid for my ticket. Why are you charging?
Make sure you make your appointment through CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com this will ensure you receive the correct ticket. The Department will not ask you for payment information, Social Security Number, or other personal information.
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
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.
I keep trying to register for a ticket, but can never seem to get in?
There are a lot of people trying to register for a limited amount of vaccine at the same time. We understand that this system is not perfect and continue to take into account the feedback and needs of community.
SCAM AND TICKETING INFORMATION
I received a ticket and then you cancelled it. Why?
We are aware people are making appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine via Eventbrite in Collier County for the future and then having them cancelled. These appointments are not through the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. To ensure you make an appointment with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, follow CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com.
I have a ticket with an appointment for 3 weeks from now. Can you confirm?
At this time, we are not scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for future dates. We are expecting more vaccine. However, we will not schedule appointments until we have received the vaccine.
But my ticket says Collier County Health Department?
We are the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We are aware that there have been scam sites.
***REMEMBER: The Florida Department of Health in Collier County WILL NOT ask for your banking information, social security number, or payment for a vaccine or a “spot” on a list. If you think you have been scammed, contact the authorities***
I don’t live in Collier County, can I still receive a vaccine? OR Why are non-Collier residents allowed to receive a vaccine?
The vaccine rollout is a nationwide effort. There are no exclusions based on residency.
When will the next vaccine clinics be available?
As soon as the dates are available, they will be sent to local media and posted at collier.floridahealth.gov. We do not have a timeline.
What vaccine are you providing? The Moderna vaccine.
Why aren’t you targeting certain age groups/neighborhoods/communities?
Per the Governors Executive Order, those over 65+ and healthcare personnel with direct patient contact are to receive the vaccine at this time. We cannot prioritize and cannot stray from the Executive Order.
How do you know someone is over 65? OR How do you know someone is healthcare personnel?
Upon check-in, government issued ID is required. Furthermore, healthcare personnel must provide proof (licensure, facility ID, etc…).
Why aren’t you scheduling future vaccination dates?
To avoid disappointment and frustration, we are scheduling appointments based on the amount of vaccine we receive. We will not schedule future dates in the event we would have to cancel a clinic.
SECOND DOSE QUESTIONS
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. Note: You MUST wait at least 28 days to receive your second dose.
How will schedule my appointment for the second dose? Instructions will be in the reminder email.
Will you guarantee that I receive my second dose?
We will have designated days/times for those who need their second dose. You must make your own appointment.
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.
What is the Publix site to sign up? Publix.com/covid-vaccine.
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? Visit the Publix.com/covid-vaccine website.
Note: The Publix site is NOT run by the Department of Health.
WALGREENS AND CVS
Why isn’t Walgreens or CVS giving the vaccine? OR I am going to go to Walgreens or CVS to get my 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
Why is DOH scaling back on testing?
We have limited staff and must continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine, COVID-19 testing, and daily services at the health department.
What do I bring to an appointment?
You MUST bring your ticket (print out!) and you MUST bring your ID. Please bring a blue or black pen to complete the registration form. If you are healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, you must bring ID indicating so.
Why aren’t you prioritizing by age group/disability/etc….?
Per the Governor’s Executive Order, DOH is to vaccinate those who are 65+ and healthcare personnel who have direct patient contact. We cannot prioritize different groups.
I have 2 tickets, one for me and one for my spouse. Both tickets say my name. What should I do?
Write the other person’s name on a ticket and bring both IDs with you at the time of your appointment.
I have an appointment and I don’t need/want it. What do I do?
Log into Eventbrite and cancel your ticket.
I am sick. Can I still get the vaccine?
You should wait until you are healthy before receiving the COVID vaccine. Check with your healthcare provider prior to making COVID vaccine appointment.
I just received another vaccine. Can I get the COVID vaccine?
No. You must wait 14 days before you get the COVID vaccine.
I don’t have a printer, how do I prove I have a ticket?
You must bring your printed ticket with you at the time of vaccination. You may ask a friend, neighbor, or visit the local library to print your ticket. Some communities also have business centers you can use.
Tickets are always sold out. How?
The demand for appointments is high. There many people who are trying to book appointments at the same time for a designated amount of vaccines.
What do I do to get an appointment?
Continue to follow the local news, collier.floridahealth.gov, and CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com. We will continue to receive vaccines.
***We understand that this is not a “perfect system”. However, in an effort to avoid long lines, long waits, etc… DOH-Collier is using an appointment based system. We continue to modify the website per the needs of the community and feedback. We will continue to receive vaccine and encourage you to sign up for later events when posted.***
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County Eventbrite Vaccine Sign-in Navigation
Some clarification tips from The Florida Department of Health in Collier County:
Our office has heard from many of you who were not successful in securing an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday and Friday of this week, January 20 & 22. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County has assured our office that there will be more clinics as the vaccination becomes available. But as of this writing, no future date has been established.
This is a very stressful time for all of us. I was curious about the reports our office is receiving from those of you having no success with the reservation process. I reached out to the Collier Department of Health and this s is what we have learned from them that might help you navigate this reservation process.
- Refresh/reload your browser …. if you log on and the site says: “Not Available”. Refresh/reload your browser and try it again. This means, click out of the site and click in again.
- ‘Not Available’ means that the reservations are not ‘sold out’ but that people are filling out their forms and each applicant has eight minutes to fill out the information (name and email address). If the applicant is ‘timed out’, the reservation slot opens up automatically.
- If you are put on the ‘waiting list’, know that the system is reacting to the day not being completely filled and ‘sold-out’ but (and yes, this is counter-intuitive), don’t stay on the screen. Refresh your browser and try again.
It is my understanding that the two days this week were ‘sold out’ within 30 minutes.
There is simply not enough vaccine coming to Collier County, or, as I am understanding it, to the State of Florida at this time. Patience is understandably at short supply right now, but it’s what we try to muster these early days of the COVID-19 vaccination roll out.
Local statistics to date from the Florida Department of Health in Collier County:
Collier County has held three (3) vaccination events since January 3, 2021.
They have administered 4,790 doses to those 65 and over as of 1/15/2021.
…from the The Florida Department of Health in Collier County
“We understand that this is not a “perfect system”. However, in an effort to avoid long lines, long waits, etc… DOH-Collier is using an appointment based system. We continue to modify the website per the needs of the community and feedback. We will continue to receive vaccine and encourage you to sign up for later events when posted.”
CDC COVID Data TrackerBased on Commissioner Taylor’s conversation with Governor DeSantis, it might be helpful to track the amount of vaccines that is being distributing to Florida by the Federal Government.
Below please find the CDC COVID Data Tracker (Maps charts, and data provided by the CDC)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC COVID Data Tracker as of January 20, 2021 at 6:00 am ET 2,545,050 vaccinations have been distributed in Florida.
We will be updating the distribution number when will publish our newsletter but you can track it daily at the above link.