ALL PERSONS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE IN FLORIDA
As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.
PERSONS AGES 16-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a 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.
At this time, the state has not allocated COVID-19 vaccine to Intercoastal Medical Group but it is readily available in the community. Intercoastal Medical Group is continually monitoring for updates related to vaccine supply and will keep our website up-to-date as vaccine information becomes available.
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.
- Publix - https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
- Walmart and Sam’s Club - http://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine
- Winn-Dixie - https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
- CVS - https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-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.
Screening and Monitoring
Intercoastal Medical Group has created screening stations at each location. Upon arrival, our staff greets patients and asks them questions related to their potential risk of exposure to the virus and takes their temperature. If a patient appears to be at a heightened risk, we have protocols in place to ensure they are still treated while decreasing the risk of spread to any other patients.
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.
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Intercoastal Medical Group also offers electronic telehealth services.
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 .
To participate in Telemedicine with Intercoastal Medical Group during this emergency situation, please download the Google DUO.
For instructions on how to download Google DUO please click here.
For more information about telemedicine, please click below:
FAQs about Telehealth:
- Telehealth services are offered during normal business hours.
Last Updated: 4/9/2021