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Manatee county DOH offering COVID vaccines to kids

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Nov 19, 2021

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla- — The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to children as young as 5 years old.

The free vaccine can be booked for both children and adults by calling (941) 242-6649.

DOH-Manatee is booking appointments at two of its locations:

Children and Young Adults Ages 5-17 Years Old (Schools in Session)

Main Campus, 410 Sixth Avenue East

M-F, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Children and Young Adults Ages 5-17 Years Old (Schools on Holiday Break)

Main Campus, 410 Sixth Avenue East

Nov. 22-24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 27-Jan. 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Manatee South Center, 7780 Westmoreland Drive (corner of US41 and Westmoreland)

Nov. 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Adults Ages 18 Years Old and Up

Main Campus, 410 Sixth Avenue East

M-F, 8 a.m.-noon

Manatee South Center, 7780 Westmoreland Drive (corner of US41 and Westmoreland)

M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Children who get vaccinated will be treated to “goodie bags” filled with coloring pages, crayons, stickers, buttons and special vaccination card holders.

The bags also include coupons for free admission to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (with purchase of an adult admission) and a flyer encouraging anyone who gets vaccinated to present his/her vaccination card at Menchie’s for 5 oz. of free frozen yogurt.