As Sarasota County deals with its worst COVID-19 outbreak to date, several local organizations will be sponsoring vaccine clinics next weekend in conjunction with the Sarasota County Department of Health. The clinics will be held on August 28 and 29.
The vaccine will be provided for free, and Publix and Walmart gift certificates will be given to those who get vaccinated, while supplies last.
The Sarasota County Democratic Party is spearheading the effort and is working with the organization “Shots In Arms,” whose mission and vision are to increase the vaccination rate among black and brown communities and other underserved populations.
On Saturday, August 28, vaccines will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Church of the Cross (Vida de Reino), 3005 S. Tuttle Avenue (just south of Webber Street). Sunday’s clinic, on August 29, is being held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Newtown-North Sarasota Redevelopment Office, 1782 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at N. Osprey Avenue).
Residents aged 12 and older will be able to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with a limited number of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines also available to residents 18 and older.
Full clinic sponsor list:
Sarasota County Democratic Party
Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus
Sarasota Democratic Hispanic Caucus
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