LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 2, 2021--

Starting Feb. 3, Publix Pharmacy will once again open appointments for eligible individuals to receive the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine at select Florida locations. The announcement comes in collaboration with the state of Florida and includes the addition of Nassau, Pasco and Pinellas counties to the list of Florida Publix pharmacies administering the vaccination, bringing the total number to 325 in 23 counties.

“We understand how many people in our communities want to receive this critical vaccine, and it is our privilege to administer doses to the residents of Florida,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “With each distribution, we remain grateful for the role we are able to play in helping protect the health and safety of as many people in our communities as possible.”

Eligibility

In accordance with the state’s guidelines, vaccinations are currently being provided to individuals ages 65 and older. The state of Florida requires individuals receiving their first vaccine dose to provide proof of residency meeting certain criteria. Residency requirements can be found at publix.com/covidvaccine/florida.

Appointments

Vaccinations are provided by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online reservation system at publix.com/covidvaccine. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy. The system will be open on two days for appointment times as follows:

Reservation system opens

For appointments on

Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6 a.m. Eastern time*

Thursday, Feb. 4

Friday, Feb. 5

Saturday, Feb. 6

Sunday, Feb. 7

Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 a.m. Eastern time

Monday, Feb. 8

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Thursday, Feb. 11

* Due to the volume of prescheduled appointments, 22 stores in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties will only administer the vaccine to patients who are returning for their prescheduled appointments to receive their second dose Feb. 4 – 7. Locations in The Villages will have available appointments for first doses of the vaccine Feb. 4 – 7.

Locations

Publix Pharmacy will administer the vaccine in the following counties, while supplies last: Bay, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Indian River, Lee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Volusia and Walton. View a full list of Florida pharmacies offering appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Customers can also use the online reservation system to learn if appointments are available at a nearby Publix.

Publix pharmacies have also administered the COVID‑19 vaccine to eligible individuals in select Georgia and South Carolina locations. The company continues to communicate with the states in its operating area to provide COVID‑19 vaccinations as part of their distribution efforts.

Costs and insurance

Vaccinations are provided to eligible individuals, by appointment only, while supplies last, and at no cost to the individual. Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Medicare members should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B card. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,265 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.

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