ALL PERSONS 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE IN FLORIDA
The CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving the vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.
Effective 8/13/21 the CDC recommends a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for patients who are immunocompromised. Click here to visit the CDC website for a full list of conditions which qualify individuals for the booster dose. A physician's note is NOT required to obtain the booster. Visit any of the links below under 'Where to find the COVID-19 Vaccine' to schedule your booster if you qualify.
At this time, Intercoastal Medical Group is not administering COVID-19 vaccine. However, COVID-19 vaccine is readily available in our community. We continually monitor for updates related to vaccine supply and will keep our website up-to-date as vaccine updates occur.
Where to find the COVID-19 Vaccine
The following organizations have offered the vaccine within our community. To learn more about their vaccine offerings, please visit to their websites directly.
- CVS - https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
- Publix - https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
- Walgreens - https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid/19/landing?ban=covid_scheduler_vaccineinfo
- Walmart and Sam’s Club - http://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine
- Winn-Dixie - https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
To find the COVID-19 vaccine through local health departments, please visit their websites via the links below. Note that Sarasota County will begin walk-up, no-appointment needed first dose clinics starting Friday, April 9th, see details on their website:
To find the vaccine in counties other than Sarasota and Manatee you may visit the Florida Department of Health vaccine locator link below:
For additional information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccines, please visit:
Links to our local hospitals’ COVID-19 information:
Sarasota Memorial Hospital - https://www.scgov.net/government/health-and-human-services/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-testing
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota - https://www.mymanatee.org/departments/public_safety/coronavirus_information/testing_information
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center - https://www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com/patients-visitors/covid-19/latest-information-on-covid-19-precautions
Screening Mammograms and COVID Vaccine
Intercoastal Medical Group follows the recommendation of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) regarding the scheduling of screening mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccination. SBI states
“If possible, and when it does not unduly delay care, consider scheduling screening exams prior to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or 4-6 weeks following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.”
Updates will be provided on this topic as they become available.
Intercoastal Medical Group is working diligently to create the safest environment possible while providing for our community’s healthcare needs. Below are some of the precautions we are taking to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
We require all staff, patients, and guests to wear masks while at our facilities. Our clerical and clinical staff who are in direct contact with patients wear surgical/procedural masks or N-95 when appropriate for the situation. Gaiter type face coverings are not allowed.
We have increased the frequency and level of cleaning in our offices. Throughout the day, our staff cleans high-contact areas/surfaces. In the evenings, our cleaning crews also provide an additional “deep clean” of all of our offices.
On July 1st, 2021, the Expiration of Emergency Order put into effect by Governor Ron DeSantis, requires all physicians to conduct an in-person evaluation with the patient in order to prescribe or renew a prescription for a controlled substance.
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Intercoastal Medical Group also offers electronic telehealth services, except to patients seeking a renewal prescription for a controlled substance.
Telehealth allows access to healthcare while protecting the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff. It is an alternative to office visits for all Intercoastal Medical Group patients and for those looking for a healthcare provider. In some instances, your provider may feel that it would be in your best interest to come into the office for an exam rather than using telehealth services.
If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth visit, please call your Intercoastal Medical Group provider’s office for instructions .
For more information about telemedicine, please click below:
FAQs about Telehealth:
- Telehealth services are offered during normal business hours.
Last Updated: 8/13/2021