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In-Home Vaccinations Now Available to Sarasota County Residents

Individuals who are not able to go to clinics can get flu, pneumonia and Covid vaccines at home.

By Isaac Eger January 18, 2023


Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death for elderly Americans. In order to combat this, the Department of Health in Sarasota, in coordination with Sarasota County Health and Human Services, will offer in-home vaccination services (flu, pneumonia, and all authorized Covid-19 vaccines) to Sarasota County residents who are not able to go to a clinic or other location to get vaccinated. 

People with disabilities, chronic health conditions, children and caregivers will also have access to the new service. Instances of those who qualify for in-home vaccinations include:

  • Individuals of any age who are physically or mentally unable to leave the house.
  • Homebound individuals receiving home health services.
  • Individuals aged 65 and older who are unable to drive or to leave the house without proper transportation.
  • Situations other than those described in the eligibility criteria will be evaluated by the nurse through a phone interview.

In-home visits take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Caregivers of people using the in-home vaccination program may get vaccinated at the same time if they let the vaccinator know ahead of time.

While Covid vaccines are free for all, individuals with no health insurance must bear the costs of other vaccines. A regular flu vaccine is $20, a flu high dose (that is, a four-component flu vaccine) is $79.34, a flu vaccine for individuals allergic to egg products is $79.34, and pneumonia vaccines are $20. 

To find out if you or someone in your household qualifies for the service, call (941) 861-2784 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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