In Florida, 2.5 million people have completed the two-dose vaccination process using Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. An additional 138,000 have received the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine as of March 18th.
Governor DeSantis has reduced the eligibility age to 50 as of today, March 22nd. And, while some frustration still exists for getting a vaccination appointment, additional outlets are opening, and the process is rapidly improving. On-line site vaccination appointments include CVS, Publix and the Collier County Department of Health.
We should not forget the horrific loss of life this virus has delivered. In many previous posts we have linked the Florida statistics for your review. The updated dashboard is here. The results are a grim reminder that a vaccination is extremely important. We urge everyone to aggressively seek an appointment and get vaccinated!
Testing is Still Important
Many patients continue to need Covid tests to satisfy work or travel requirements. We are maintaining our Rapid PCR Testing at the clinic. You will receive the results while you wait. We suggest you call for an appointment and when you arrive, we will come to your car to administer the test.
Routine Medical Attention is Critical
A recent Health Affairs Journal has reported disturbing survey results of patients postponing regular medical treatment during the Covid crisis. The survey estimated, 40.9 percent of US adults delayed or avoided medical care during the pandemic, including 12.0 percent who avoided urgent or emergency care and 31.5 percent who avoided routine care.
Schedule Your Appointment Now
First Care Clinic encourages all our patients to call for a same or next day appointment to get current with routine checkups and examinations.
A friendly reminder about renewing prescriptions. Please call your pharmacy direct to request a refill. If they need our authorization, they will contact the clinic directly. This will help speed your refill.
First Care Clinic hours are 8AM to 5PM Monday thru Friday. Please call for same or next day appointments. 239-260-5307