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DOH-MANATEE OFFERS NO-COST COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AT TWO LOCATIONS

By Christopher Tittel

January 20, 2023

Department to launch COVID-19 testing service on main campus Jan. 9

Contact:
Christopher Tittel

Communication Director, DOH-Manatee

(941) 720-6145

 Bradenton, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) continues to provide no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations at two clinics in Bradenton.

 DOH-Manatee offers COVID-19 series and boosters on its main campus – located at 410 Sixth Avenue East – and its satellite location at 7780 Westmoreland Drive (corner of Westmoreland Drive and US41).

 Anyone wanting to get vaccinated can call for an appointment at (941) 242-6646 or just walk in at either location between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

 Testing

DOH-Manatee will begin no-cost testing for COVID-19 on its main campus on Jan. 9. Testing hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (941) 242-6649.

 CDC: COVID-19 Prevention Tips

  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public.
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors with them.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including recommended booster doses.
  • Maintain ventilation improvements (e.g., bringing more fresh air into your home, filtering the air that is there and improving air flow). 
  • Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/index.html .

DOH-Manatee remains dedicated to the Florida Department of Health’s mission of protecting, promoting and improving the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts, as well as its vision of Florida being the healthiest state in the nation.

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