Publix to provide COVID-19 vaccine at 22 store pharmacies

Publix is working with the Florida Department of Health to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed in the sunshine state.

The retailer will be a partner to ensure that approximately 15,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to those who are over the age of 65 years old and older.

“It’s our privilege to work with Governor DeSantis as a distributor of this important vaccine. We’re grateful to play a role in helping to protect the health and well-being of people at risk of serious complications from the coronavirus,” Publix vice president of pharmacy, Dain Rusk said. “We look forward to a time when everyone who wants a vaccination is able to receive one.”

Vaccines will initially be available at 22 stores throughout the Citrus, Hernando and Marion communities, the Lakeland, Fla.-based company said.

Stores will be able to schedule approximately 120 vaccinations per day, while supplies last, per appointment only beginning Jan. 7.

Customers with insurance will need to bring their insurance card, while those without must being along a driver’s license or social security number.

Appointments can begin to be scheduled on Jan. 7 via the website.