This Grocery Chain is Rolling Out the COVID Vaccine to More Locations
On Jan. 12, Publix announced the addition of 27 pharmacies across five counties in Florida, bringing the total number of locations offering the Moderna vaccine in the Sunshine State to 49. Two days later, the grocery store revealed that 108 pharmacies in Georgia would offer one of the two vaccines. Both efforts were part of a collaboration with the offices of state governors—Ron DeSantis and Brian Kemp. (To keep yourself and those around you safe, here is The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.)
As of Jan. 15, Americans age 65 and older, as well as first responders, healthcare workers, and long-term care facility residents and staff are eligible to get the vaccine in Florida. The same goes for Georgia, in addition to caregivers of those age 65 and older.
“For 90 years, Publix has served its customers and communities in times of need. Our ability to provide these vaccinations to Florida’s 65-and-older population is a privilege,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said in a statement. "We are grateful to Governor DeSantis for his willingness to work with us to serve our communities."
“At Publix, we know how important it is to be there—especially in times of need,” Jones said in a second statement. "We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this critical service to the Georgia community."
In addition to Publix, several other national grocery store chains are beginning to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across the country. For a complete list, you can click here.
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