COVID-19 Vaccination at Sarasota Memorial
NOTE: Sarasota Memorial does not have sufficient COVID-19 vaccine supply to schedule more first-round vaccinations at this time. No new appointments are available.
The Sarasota Deptartment of Health facilitates community vaccinations. For information on upcoming public vaccination opportunities, the DOH advises visiting sarasota.floridahealth.gov online or texting SRQCOVID19 to 888777 for alerts via text messaging.
Sarasota Memorial received roughly 15,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 14, 2021 — the same number of doses in its initial vaccine allotments. The “just in time” delivery will ensure the health system can begin administering a second round of doses to all the healthcare workers and community members who received their initial injection from SMH over the last 3 weeks.
In accordance with the governor’s directive and federal and state guidelines, SMH used its initial vaccine supply to inoculate members of its healthcare team and active volunteers; many non SMH-employed physicians and healthcare workers; and more than 3,500 other community members. Click here for more information on SMH's vaccination distribution so far.
While SMH currently does not have sufficient supplies to schedule more first-round doses at this time, SMH leadership will continue to explore opportunities to enhance and expand community vaccination efforts as more supplies are made available.
2nd Dose Information for those Vaccinated at SMH Event Jan. 9-10
Sarasota Memorial partnered with the Sarasota Department of Health (DOH) to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 3,000 community members age 65 and older during a 2-day, appointment-only event held in the hospital auditorium on Jan. 9 and 10. Those who were vaccinated during the event will receive their second dose on Feb. 6-7. No new appointments are available.
If you received the vaccine during the Jan. 9-10 event, plan to return to the SMH auditorium for your second dose during the Feb. 6-7 followup event. Your second-dose appointment will be for the same time slot as your first-dose appointment, on the date listed on the COVID-19 vaccination record card you received at the event.
For instance, if your appointment for your first shot was 10-10:20 a.m. Jan. 9, then plan to return for your second dose 10-10:20 a.m. on the date listed on the COVID-19 vaccination record card you were given at the event.
We'll post further information about the followup event for those who were vaccinated — where to park, what to expect, etc. — on this page, so please check back for updates.
2nd Dose Information for those Vaccinated at Newtown Practice Jan. 13
Sarasota Memorial's Internal Medicine Practice in Newtown partnered with Newtown community and church leaders to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to about 400 community members age 65 and older during an appointment-only event held at the Newtown facility on Jan. 13. Those who were vaccinated during the event will receive their second dose on Feb. 10, during the same time slot assigned for the first vaccination shot. No new appointments are available.
For instance, if your appointment for your first shot was 4-4:20 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Newtown practice, plan to return to the practice for your second dose 4-4:20 p.m. Feb. 10. Please bring a valid ID and your COVID-19 vaccination record card.
Side Effects After Vaccination
Note: This webpage was last updated at 2pm Jan. 15, 2021. Information regarding COVID-19 and community vaccinations changes frequently, so please monitor smh.com/covid19 and the CDC website for the most to date information.