COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 and its variants continue to impact communities across our country and the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all Americans 12 and older, with few exceptions, be vaccinated against the virus. Read the CDC's latest guidance.

Manatee Memorial Hospital is NOT a community vaccination site. Please refer to your local health authority or pharmacy for information on community vaccination sites.

Latest COVID-19 Information

The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority. Since the beginning of the pandemic we have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols, including mandatory masking in our facilities, to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community. We continue to actively monitor and respond to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local health agencies.

Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are here … safe, trusted and ready to deliver a superior healthcare experience.

Emergency Department – Do Not Delay in Seeking Critical Care

Our Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 to serve those with emergency medical conditions. Individuals experiencing serious injuries or medical symptoms such as chest pain, numbness, difficulty breathing, or mental confusion should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department. It could save your life.

Patients are screened for the need for isolation and when indicated, curtains and doors are kept closed, staff utilize appropriate precautions with personal protective equipment and patients are separated based on symptoms.

Telehealth

For your convenience and safety, virtual visits via telehealth technology are available to address many non-emergency health concerns. Virtual visits allow you to speak with a healthcare provider using a phone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your own home.

LIMITED VISITATION – Be an Advocate for Your Loved One’s Care

The following is in effect as of Tuesday, August 3, 2021:

As part of our continuing efforts to keep our staff, patients and community safe amid the current COVID-19 surge, visitors are not allowed in the inpatient nursing units until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 trends and we hope to again relax this temporary restriction as soon as we can safely allow visitation.

Just a reminder, everyone entering the hospital must use antibacterial foam, wear a mask upon entry and keep the mask on at all times while at the hospital.

In lieu of in-person visitation, we continue to encourage family/friends to call, use FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or send email notes through our ePatient Note Service.

Limited exceptions to the no-visitor policy include:

  • Patients in certain extraordinary circumstances, such as end-of-life care.
  • Patients in the Emergency Department may have one support person.
  • Women’s Center/Labor & Delivery Unit patients may have one support person.
  • Patients in surgical, procedural and therapy departments may have one support person accompany them to the pre-surgery waiting room until the patient is called to the Pre-Op area. Once the patient is called back for their procedure, the designated support person is required to leave the hospital and wait off-site during the procedure.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all hospitalized patients.

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.

Prevention

If you have not yet been vaccinated, the CDC recommends individuals follow these everyday preventive measures.

  • Wear a mask. If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • Stay six feet away from others.
  • Get vaccinated. Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.
  • Monitor your daily health and watch for symptoms.

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