Influenza (Flu) Vaccines
Flu Vaccines for Adults and Children
DOH-Sarasota offers flu vaccines to adults and children by appointment or on a walk-in basis at the following locations while supplies last. Certain age and health condition restrictions may apply.
Locations and hours:
- William L. Little Health and Human Services Center
(Ringling Blvd, Sarasota)
- North Port Health Center
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Cash and checks are accepted. We also accept Debit and Credit Cards. If you have Medicare B, bring a copy of your card with you. We also accept many private insurance plans - your flu immunization may be covered.
Appointments and prices are available by calling the Immunization Program Office.
Sarasota 941-861-2784 or North Port 941-861-3864
Flu Shots for Children
For a child under age 18 to be vaccinated, a parent or guardian must be present and must bring prior immunization records. Parents are reminded that children younger than nine years of age who have not previously been vaccinated against the flu may need two doses of the flu vaccine given a month apart for full protection.
Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
Parents who lack health insurance can bring their children from six months through age 18 to DOH-Sarasota for free flu vaccinations through the federally funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. VFC-eligible children may receive flu shots as well as immunizations required for day care and school entry.
Other Options for Flu Vaccines
In addition to DOH-Sarasota, there are many other options for getting a flu vaccine in our community:
- HealthMap Vaccine Finder is an interactive map of flu shot providers.
- Click here for locations for flu vaccines using new cell-based technology.
- Your family doctor or other regular health care provider may offer the flu shot.
- Many standalone and supermarket/discount store pharmacies offer flu shots.