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.

Our rooms are private and have Indigo-Clean lights for continuous protection from possible infectious germs. We have an additional layer of protection with the utilization of UV light technology that kills germs once a room is unoccupied. Curtains and doors are kept closed 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.

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

The following is in effect as of Tuesday, October 12, 2021, until further notice:

Visiting hours in our hospital Inpatient Nursing Units are from 8 am – 8 pm each day. Patients are allowed one visitor per day. Visitors to the Inpatient Units must enter through the main entrance of the hospital. No visitation is allowed for patients on COVID isolation.

All patients and visitors who enter the hospital must use antibacterial foam, wear a mask upon entry and keep the mask on at all times while at the hospital.

Visitors are required to stay in the specific room assigned to the patient and are not allowed around the nurse’s station and nursing unit corridors. Please use nurse call in the room to speak to a nurse.

Additional visitation information for other patient care areas includes:

  • Emergency Department – Limit of one visitor may accompany a patient in the ER and stay in the specific room as the patient's condition permits. If a patient goes to a nursing unit, the visitor will wait until visiting hours begin to see the patient.
  • ICU – Limit of one visitor per day within the following timeframes: 10 am – 12 pm and 5  – 7 pm.
  • Surgical/procedural/therapy departments – Limit of one visitor may accompany the patient to these areas. The visitor may then wait in the waiting area during the procedure or therapy.
  • Labor and Delivery Unit and Mother-Baby Unit – Limit of two visitors/support people may visit each day.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Limit of two visitors may visit each day.

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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