COVID-19 vaccination clinics to be offered to the public on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29

Sarasota County Democratic Party spearheading effort with Shots in Arms organization

This is the church standing at 3005 S. Tuttle Ave. in Sarasota. Image from Google Maps

“As Sarasota County deals with its worst COVID-19 outbreak to date,” the Sarasota County Democratic Party has announced that it will be joining other organizations to sponsor vaccine clinics this weekend in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota).

The clinics will be held on Aug. 28 and 29, a news release says.

“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 release points out.

The Sarasota County Democratic Party is spearheading the effort, 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,” the release says.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, vaccines will be available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Church of the Cross (Vida de Reino), located at 3005 S. Tuttle Avenue (just south of Webber Street). The Sunday, Aug. 29, clinic will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Newtown-North Sarasota Redevelopment Office, located at 1782 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at North Osprey Avenue), the release adds.

Residents ages 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, the release notes.

Other clinic sponsors are the Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus, the Sarasota Democratic Hispanic Caucus, and the Build Local Power.