Now You Can Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine at a CVS Pharmacy in Manatee County
Yes, joining Publix, Winn Dixie, and Wal Mart... CVS is the now latest retail pharmacy in Florida to join the federal-state partnership to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Keep in mind, seniors and healthcare workers are those still being prioritized in Florida.
As of now, there is ONLY one CVS in Sarasota or Manatee County that is participating in the program. More will be added, though there is no timetable, as to when that will happen.
CVS Vaccination is by appointment only, and seniors can sign up online at cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine.
Appointments for the first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are booked at the same time.
Those who are successful in securing an appointment will be told which local CVS to visit to receive the vaccine. The location is not being disclosed to the public ahead of time “to prevent stores from being overwhelmed,” according to CVS Health.
For seniors with difficulty accessing or using the internet, it’s a good idea to call on friends or family members for help securing an appointment. CVS Health also has a help line that can be reached at 800-746-7287.
Other VACCINE OPTIONS:
In Sarasota County and Manatee County, select Publix and Winn-Dixie stores are also offering COVID-19 vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
You can check for availability and sign-up at publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
If you haven’t already, you can also sign up for Manatee County Government’s vaccine standby pool at vax.mymanatee.org.
And in Sarasota County