COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Free COVID-19 vaccination at Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) is offering free vaccines at the their clinic at 410 6th Ave E for 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.

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. Download and complete a vaccination consent form before your appointment.

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. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and have proven effective in preventing illness and death due to the virus.

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.

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.”

View more information on who qualifies for an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this time.

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.

Where

Florida Department of Health in Manatee
410 6th Ave E
Bradenton, FL 34208

Hours

Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Appointment required)

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.