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Flu season is October through March. There are various ways to keep you and your family safe and healthy during flu season such as:

  • Keep sick family members home;
  • Contact your health care provider if you or your child are sick,
  • Follow your doctor's guidance on treatment,
  • Get vaccinated,
  • Keep your child home from school until they are fever free for at least 24 hours
    without fever-reducing medication.

For everyday preventative action that can help fight germs like flu, 

For general flu information for parent with young children, please visit

Flu vaccines are free for students currently enrolled in Sarasota County Schools and available at the Department of Health offices in Sarasota and North Port. 

Walk-in times at the Sarasota office start at 7:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday and appointments are available by calling 941-861-2784.

Walk-in times at the North Port office starts at 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday and appointments are available by calling 941-861-3864. This location closes daily from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information about immunizations please visit the Department of Health:

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Communications and Community Relations
Tracey Beeker, Director
tracey.beeker@sarasotacountyschools.net

Kelsey Whealy, Media Relations Specialist
kelsey.whealy@sarasotacountyschools.net

Caroline Lee, Administrative Assistant;
Public Records Custodian, Peachjar eflyers    
caroline.lee@sarasotacountyschools.net 

Digital Communications
Mina Ajrab, Manager
mina.ajrab@sarasotacountyschools.net

Torie Ewald, Social Media Strategist
torie.ewald@sarasotacountyschools.net

Katy Ellis, Social Media Producer
kathryn.ellis@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-4009 or
941-927-9000 ext. 74009
Fax: 941-927-2539
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Education Channel 20/33
John Flowerree, Manager
john.flowerree@sarasotacountyschools.net

Stephen Pannone, Engineer
stephen.pannone@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-361-6355
Fax: 941-361-6358
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233

Community Involvement
Lyndsey Cantees, Coordinator  
lyndsey.cantees@sarasotacountyschools.net

Jennifer Anderson, Administrative Assistant
CommunityInvolvement@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31500
Fax: 941-361-6539
Green 1st Floor

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