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Here's What You Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota-Manatee

We're keeping this post updated every day.

1:32pm By Allison Forsyth

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City of Sarasota Revisiting Mask Mandate

The city commission voted 3-2 on Monday to begin reinstating the expired mask mandate.

04/06/2021 By Staff

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Tidewell Hospice, NAACP Partner to Provide Covid Vaccine to Underserved Populations

The organizations have scheduled four vaccine clinics in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Sarasota.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Work Health

Twenty-One Employers Designated 'Healthy Sarasota County Worksites'

Many of the employers also have tobacco free worksite policies.

04/02/2021 By Staff

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City of Sarasota to Hold Blood Drive at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

All donors will receive a tie-dye T-shirt and a $10 e-gift card, plus a free wellness checkup including a Covid-19 antibody test.

04/02/2021 By Staff

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Center For Sight Accepting Applications for Free Cataract Surgeries

The practice will perform 100 free surgeries for individuals who have no health insurance or other means to pay for surgery.

04/01/2021 By Staff


Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon Raises More Than $140,000

The funds from the eighth annual luncheon helped fund a new bone density scanner at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/30/2021 By Staff

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SMH Offers Experimental Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Sarasota Memorial is one of just two hospitals in Florida enrolling patients in the clinical trial.

03/26/2021 By Staff

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City to Host Second-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Van Wezel

The event will take place this weekend; only those with appointments are eligible.

03/24/2021 By Staff

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Goodwill Hosting Monthly Blood Drives at Multiple Locations

Suncoast Blood Centers will park its bloodmobiles at Goodwill locations in Bradenton and North Port one Sunday per month through the end of the year.

03/23/2021 By Staff

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SMH’s Dr. Manuel Gordillo on New Vaccines and CDC Guidelines

Gordillo sees new hope in the eased restrictions—even as he reiterates the importance of continued diligence and pro-vaccine messaging.

03/18/2021 By Hannah Wallace

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Orioles to Host St. Patrick's Day Blood Drive

The blood drive will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium.

03/17/2021 By Staff

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Silverstein Institute Physicians Join SMH First Physicians Group

Additionally, the physician’s assistants, fellows and audiologists who comprise the Silverstein Institute team also joined the FPG team.

03/15/2021 By Staff

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Starting Today, Individuals 18 and Older Can Register for the Covid-19 Vaccine

But only people 60 years and older will receive appointments.

03/14/2021 By Susan Burns

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Center For Sight Cataract Patients First in Southwest Florida to Access New Lens Technology

The new options provide patients with superior vision at both intermediate and far distances without glasses.

03/12/2021 By Staff

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Florida Angiography Institute of Sarasota Unveils Renovated Cath Lab

The Philips Azurion Cath Lab offers physicians and patients state-of-the-art technology.

03/08/2021 By Staff

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Local Pharmacies Begin Offering Covid-19 Vaccines to Teachers Under 50

CVS Pharmacy is offering the vaccine in 24 cities across the state, including Bradenton; Publix will open its vaccine registration to educators on March 5.

03/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth


'Fashion Funds the Cure' Returns to Sarasota

The benefit raises funds for local pediatric cancer patients.

02/25/2021 By Staff

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City of Sarasota to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Van Wezel

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only based on where users are in line.

02/25/2021 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Receives $300,000 Gift from Deb Kabinoff

The funds are in support of Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Multi-Media Center.

02/24/2021 By Staff