COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at Palmetto Bus Station

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) have teamed up to offer a one-stop shop for COVID-19 testing and vaccination. The COVID-19 testing and vaccination site is located at the Palmetto Bus Station.

Testing (including both PCR and rapid testing) and vaccinations (Moderna) are free of charge. This is a walk-up operation; no appointment necessary. Visitors are asked to bring proof of Florida residency (driver’s license, utility bill with Florida address, etc.). For more information, call (941) 242-6646.

Where

Palmetto Bus Station
1802 Eighth Avenue West
Palmetto, FL 3422

Hours

Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Other Vaccination Locations

Vaccinations are also available by appointment at select locations of the following pharmacies (you must register via their websites below):

Visit the Florida Department of Health's website to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida.

Extremely vulnerable patients: If you believe you fall into this category of patient, please work with your physician or primary care provider to learn if you're eligible to be vaccinated. You will need a COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability Form from your physician.

With this form, you can be vaccinated at a local hospital, pharmacy (see list above) or at the Department of Health. You can book an appointment to get vaccinated at the Health Department by calling (941) 242-6646. Appointments will be booked from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at DOH-Manatee, located at 410 Sixth Avenue East in Bradenton.

ADA Assistance for Vaccinations

In Manatee County those persons with disabilities that cannot make it to vaccination sites can use the County’s 311 Call Center. When contacting 311, a representative will assist the disabled person in making accommodations for them to be transported to the vaccination location. A list is generated by the 311 staff, and then sent to MCAT, who orchestrates rides to and from vaccination sites. This is done on a fairly regular basis at convenient times during the late morning and early afternoon.

Additionally, as part of the Florida Home-bound program, those individuals seeking help getting to a vaccination site, or requesting that they get vaccinated at home can utilize the State’s Florida Homebound program. Simply email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com and note “home-bound” in the subject material to reach someone from the state who can help or fill out this online form.