Publix adds Pasco and Pinellas counties for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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TAMPA (WFLA) – The state of Florida has expanded its vaccination partnership with Publix to Pasco and Pinellas counties, according to Publix’s website.

The governor previously announced the state had partnered with the supermarket chain in an effort to get more seniors vaccinated. Publix stores have begun offering doses to seniors 65 and older in Bay, Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, Citrus, Collier, Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Indian River, Lee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Volusia and Walton counties.

The announcement comes in collaboration with the state of Florida, bringing the total number to 325 vaccination locations in 23 counties.

In total, 42 Publix stores in Pinellas County will be offering the vaccine while Pasco County will have 19 stores in total.

“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.”

The Publix website says for those interested in vaccines to check back on Feb. 3 after 6 a.m. for your next opportunity to sign up for an appointment. Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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