• 66,000: People registered in Polk to receive the vaccine so far (55k are age 65 or older; the rest are front-line health workers.)
  • 27,124: Polk residents who have gotten at least one dose; 2,662 have had both doses.
  • 11,000: Doses to be administered in Polk this week. (7,000 first shots; 4,000 second doses)

  • 2,800: Shots out of the 11,000 to be administered by Lakeland Regional Health and Winter Haven Hospital
  • Undisclosed: How many of the doses will be reserved for residents of specific senior communities. (Last week it was roughly 2,400 out of the county’s 5,500 doses, The Ledger reported.)
  • Your phone number: How the Health Department will contact you with appointment information. If you don’t pick up, they go to the next person and you’re called for the next round.
  • (863) 298-7500: The number to call to register for the vaccine. Register online: polk.register.health. If you’ve already registered there, you can log in to view your information, but it won’t show you your place in line if you haven’t already received an appointment.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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