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DOH-MANATEE OFFERS ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS

 Aug 19 - Aug 19, 2022Additional doses are available by appointment only. Appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Call (941) 242-6646 to book an appointment.

Event Location

Palmetto Bus Station
1802 Eight Avenue
Palmetto, FL 34221


Event Contact

Christopher Tittel, Communication Director, DOH-Manatee
941-720-6145

DOH Screening and Consent Form  Print and bring with you

 

Bradenton, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) is offering an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals at the Palmetto Bus Station.

 

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people whose immune systems are compromised.

 

The CDC explains: “This additional dose, intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series, is not the same as a booster dose, given to people when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time.”

 

For more information on who qualifies for an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this time, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/immunocompromised-patients.html .

 

The Palmetto Bus Station site, located at 1802 Eight Avenue in Palmetto, has offered COVID-19 vaccinations and testing since June.

 

The site now only offers additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna and Pfizer) to those who qualify.

 

Additional doses are available by appointment only. Appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Call (941) 242-6646 to book an appointment.

 DOH Screening and Consent Form  Print and bring with you

At vaccination time, the individual will be asked to present his/her vaccination card once appointment time has been confirmed with a DOH-Manatee attendant.

 

Anyone seeking an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be asked to remain in his/her vehicle while being vaccinated.

 

COVID-19 testing continues to be offered at the Bradenton Area Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. The site offers both PCR and rapid testing.

 

Additional vaccination and testing sites in Manatee County can be found at www.FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov .

 

For additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html .

 

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  • Schedule

Additional doses are available by appointment only. Appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Call (941) 242-6646 to book an appointment.