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DOH-Manatee Expands Covid-19 Vaccinations

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is formally requesting federal approval for emergency use of the company's COVID-19 vaccine
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The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is formally requesting federal approval for emergency use of the company's COVID-19 vaccine

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is expanding its Covid-19 vaccination offerings at the Palmetto Bus Station site.

Site workers now offer the following:

• First and second doses of Pfizer (general public)

• First and second doses of Moderna (general public)

• Single-dose Johnson & Johnson (general public)

• Third dose of Pfizer (for people whose immune systems are compromised)

• Third dose of Moderna (for people whose immune systems are compromised)

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

The Palmetto Bus Station site is located at 1802 Eight Avenue in Palmetto.

Anyone who books an appointment for a vaccination is asked to download and complete a vaccination consent form. The form can be accessed at https://manatee.floridahealth.gov. Click on “Events” in the toolbar and the system will take you to the page with the form.

First and Second Doses & FDA Approval of Pfizer

Anyone who qualifies for a Covid-19 vaccination who has yet to get vaccinated is strongly encouraged to do so.

If you are seeking a second dose, please be sure to bring your vaccination card and the completed consent form to the site.

Third Doses

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

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

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

Testing

Covid-19 testing also continues to be offered at the Bradenton Area Convention Center from 7 a.m. - 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 FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.