Florida is partnering with Publix to offer coronavirus vaccines to the state’s elderly population in three counties.
People 65 years old and older can sign up online to receive the vaccine at 22 Publix pharmacies in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday.
“Of all the things we’ve done, this Publix announcement I think is one of the most exciting because of the potential convenience for seniors, but then the potential for this to be a major force multiplier throughout the state of Florida,” the Governor said.
Approximately 15,000 vaccines will be available at pharmacies in those three locations, according to Publix. Each store can schedule 120 vaccinations per day, while supplies last, beginning Thursday.
“We’re preparing to make appointments through our online scheduling system while supplies permit, and to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals,” according to the store’s website, which encourages people to return later for more details.
The vaccines will be free for everyone. Customers with insurance should bring their insurance card, and those without insurance will need to provide a driver’s license or Social Security number.
“It’s our privilege to work with Governor DeSantis as a distributor