New College will host a community-wide COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon. April 19 at the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, 5845 General Dougher Place.
The Moderna vaccine will be offered to the students, faculty and staff of New College and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, as well as to the greater community of Sarasota-Manatee. All community members and family members ages 18 and older are welcome. No appointments are needed. A photo ID is required. A second-dose clinic will be scheduled during the week of May 17.
Initially organized as a student vaccination event by CARES Outreach Services and New College, the CDC’s recent suspension of the Janssen vaccine initiated a closer partnership with the Sarasota County Health Department, Hedges Health Mart Pharmacy and New College to offer this clinic.
In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, attendees can get free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and information about PrEP (a one-pill-a-day regimen that prevents the spread of HIV).
About CARES Outreach Services
CARES Outreach Services is a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting a healthy community through education, testing and prevention of HIV, Hep C and other STIs (in collaboration with other community agencies).