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DOH Sarasota Sets More COVID-19 Vaccination clinics for Wednesday, 1/6/2021, and Thursday 1/7/2021

By G. Steve Huard, Public Information Officer

January 04, 2021

HOW TO GET VACCINATED 

Sarasota – DOH Sarasota opened the next round of appointments online for front line health care workers and seniors age 65 and older today at 3:30 p.m.

All 1600 appointment slots, 800 per day were filled in just over 15 minutes. The next COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Sarasota County will be announced as vaccines arrive in the community.

Appointments are required. If you do not have a reservation you will not receive a vaccination.

WHERE

William L. Little Health and Human Services building located at 2200 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota 34327.

Future locations will be announced when more vaccines become available.

HOW TO GET VACCINATED

  • You must be a front-line health care worker or age 65 or older and you must remain in Sarasota County to receive your second-round shot, 28 days after your first appointment.
  • Download and complete the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form and bring it to your appointment in order to be vaccinated.
  • Register for a specific appointment time.
  • Bring your consent form, registration ticket and a valid ID to your appointment.
Please visit WWW.SARASOTAHEALTH.ORG to schedule an appointment and download the consent forms.

Anyone not able to print a ticket (reservation) may show it to us on their cell phone.

OVERVIEW

  • Securing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority for the state of Florida. A COVID-19 vaccine will be a critical resource to preventing the further spread of the virus and allowing Floridians to return to the normal pace of life.
  • The state of Florida is committed to providing timely and important updates regarding the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is working alongside the federal government to answer key questions for Floridians and secure additional therapeutic treatments for our hospitals as we continue to respond to COVID-19 in our state.
  • Florida has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Report that will be updated daily at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. This report includes a breakdown of who has received the vaccine by age, race, sex and county.
    On December 23, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-315, which states:
    • During this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:
      • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
      • Persons 65 years of age and older; and
      • Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
      • Hospitals, however, also may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • Governor DeSantis also announced that in addition to hospitals, County Health Departments will begin vaccinating individuals 65 and older in the coming weeks as supply permits.
  • At this time, a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine has been received by select County Health Departments; as more doses become available, County Health Departments will work with their community partners to provide vaccines to those 65 and older.
  • Each County Health Department will work directly with their community partners to notify the community when vaccine is available, and will provide information about what will be needed to register for vaccination.
  • More details will be provided on this process as they become available.
  • Over the past two weeks, more than 170 hospitals across the state have received doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, and as a part of their allocation, hospitals received enough doses to vaccinate their entire frontline health care staff and have vaccine remaining.