Your Health Questions Answered

Do We Need to Worry About a 'Tripledemic' This Year?

We asked Dr. Manuel Gordillo, a local infectious disease specialist, how concerned you need to be about a simultaneous rise in RSV, influenza and Covid-19.

11/16/2022 By Isaac Eger

The Pandemic

What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital physician Dr. Fernando Bula answers our questions about the newly approved vaccines.

06/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Where Can Children Get the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota?

Plus: other information parents need to know.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

La Primavera Supermarket to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Saturday

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available.

09/09/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Will Roll Out Next Month in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that boosters will be available for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

08/18/2021 By Megan McDonald

Sponsored Content

Foundations Help CenterPlace Health Get More “Shots in Arms”

Funds from the Gulf Coast and Barancik foundations facilitate CenterPlace Health's COVID-19 outreach to underserved communities.

08/11/2021

The Pandemic

La Primavera Supermarket to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Aug. 21

The walk-up clinic will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; the Pfizer vaccine will be available for those ages 12 and older. No appointments are necessary.

08/10/2021 By Staff

Health care

Downtown Farmers' Market to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Event This Saturday

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available for free to anyone 18 and up.

06/07/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

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

We're keeping this post updated with new developments as we receive them.

06/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sugar Shot

Got the Vaccine and Want Your Free Krispy Kreme? You'll Have to Go for a Drive

For those in the Sarasota area, the nearest locations where you can claim your treasure are in St. Petersburg, Brandon, Tampa and Fort Myers.

03/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

How to Figure Out Where You Are in Line for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Don't know where you are in line for the Covid-19 vaccine? Sarasota County has launched a system to help.

01/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health

Sarasota Department of Health Reminds Parents to Get Their Children's School Vaccines Updated

Students without required immunizations will be sent home from public schools on the first day of school.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay Club to Discuss Vaccinations at July 11 Luncheon

The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Michael's On East.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Essential Intelligence

Fueled by an Anti-Vaccine Movement, The Measles Virus is Resurging

Only 90 percent of children of kindergarten age in Sarasota County have been vaccinated, the lowest rate of any county in the state and significantly below the goal of 95 percent needed to ensure that the disease remains dormant.

04/29/2019 By David Hackett

Just a Little Pin Prick

An Expert Weighs In: Get Your Flu Shot (Really)

"Get your flu shot," says Intercoastal Medical Group's Dr. Philip Rubin. Hannah Wallace finds out why.

10/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace