COVID-19 Vaccine Information

April 16 Update

Manatee County will hold a first come, first serve drive-through vaccination event at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon for first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. No appointments are required. Please print and complete a consent form to bring to the site. The second doses for this event will be provided on Wednesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Those who are deemed extremely vulnerable by a physician (form required) may now schedule appointments for vaccination at the Department of Health in Manatee County. See more information. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at select CVSPublix, Walgreens, Walmart and Winn-Dixie locations in Manatee County. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Events

Registration for the standby pool is now closed. Manatee County will schedule the remaining patients in the pool for appointments on Tuesday, April 13 through Thursday, April 15 at Tom Bennett Park. Registrants will receive an automated call, text or email with their appointment date and time.

First come, first served drive-through event

Manatee County will hold a first come, first serve drive-through vaccination event at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon for first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. No appointments are required. Please print and complete a consent form to bring to the site. The second doses for this event will be provided on Wednesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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.

Your Appointment

View the Vaccination Information Page for details on what you need to know for your appointment. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 

Your second dose date is scheduled at the same time as your first dose. If you are unsure of your second dose date, view our second vaccine dose page to confirm your appointment date. In most cases, your second dose will be at the same location and during the same time window as your first dose appointment.

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.