Manatee County to book 4,500 first-dose vaccine appointments this week

Manatee County to book 4,500 first-dose vaccine appointments this week
Posted on 01/25/2021

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 25, 2021) – Manatee County 311 callers will begin randomly selecting names from Manatee County's Vaccination Standby Pool today to book 4,500 vaccination appointments for seniors to be vaccinated at Bennett Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Approximately 600 doses are being reserved for healthcare workers who can enroll in a similar vaccination standby pool for patient-facing healthcare workers only at Those appointments will also be scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 200 doses each day by appointment between 8 - 9 a.m. each day at Bennett Park.

Also this week, 500 patients who have received the Pfizer first dose on Jan. 8, will receive an automated call or a text to confirm their second dose appointment at the Manatee County Public Safety Center on Jan. 29 between 8 a.m. and noon. Those who received Moderna first doses between Jan. 2 - 7 will receive an automated message today letting them know their time slot for a scheduled second dose drive thru on Feb. 1 and 2 at Tom Bennett Park.

An estimated 21,257 Manatee County residents have received at least their first vaccination as of Jan. 24. Of that total, 9,683 were vaccinated by Department of Health and Manatee County Public Safety teams at Bennett Park and the Public Safety Center. The remainder were given at Manatee County hospitals and long-term care facilities.