LAKELAND — At a press conference on Jan. 5, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a collaboration between Publix and the Florida Department of Health to distribute approximately 15,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to customers ages 65 and older. The vaccine will initially be available at 22 stores in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties.
“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,” said Publix Vice President of Pharmacy Dain Rusk. “We look forward to a time when everyone who wants a vaccination is able to receive one.”
Each store can schedule approximately 120 vaccinations per day, while supplies last. Vaccinations are by appointment only starting Thursday, Jan. 7. Customers can make an appointment by using the online reservation system on publix.com/covidvaccine.
Vaccinations are provided at no cost. Customers with insurance will need to bring their insurance card, and customers without insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.
The participating store locations are:
#438, Belleview Commons 10135 SE U.S. Highway 441
#1132, Brooksville Square 19390 Cortez Blvd.
#797, Crystal Springs Shopping Center 6760 W. Gulf To Lake Highway
#1616, Rainbow Square Shopping Center 11352 N. Williams St., Suite 400
#475, Shoppes of Citrus Hills 2685 N. Forest Ridge Blvd.
#1193, Shoppes of Sugarmill Woods 9525 S. Suncoast Blvd.
#1448, Publix Plaza Inverness 1012 W. Main St.
#61, Forty East Shopping Center 3450 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
#404, Pearl Britain Plaza 2647 NE 35th St.
#419, Churchill Square 303 SE 17th St.
#733, Heather Island Plaza 7578 SE Maricamp Road, Suite 100
#856, Heath Brook Commons 5400 SW College Road, Suite 200
#1201, Canopy Oak Center 8075 SW Highway 200, Unit 111
#1289, Park View Commons 3035 SE Maricamp Road
#1365, The Shops at Foxwood 2765 NW 49th Ave., Suite 301
#1477 Grand Oaks Town Center 2575 SW 42nd St., Suite 100
#411, Publix at Seven Hills 160 Mariner Blvd.
#457, Lakewood Plaza 4365 Commercial Way
#630, Publix at Barclay 14371 Spring Hill Drive
#813, Mariner Commons 4158 Mariner Blvd.
#1282, Shoppes at Avalon 13455 County Line Road
#1198, The Shoppes at Glen Lakes 9595 Commercial Way
Publix is also in communication with the other six states in its operating area to provide COVID-19 vaccinations as part of their distribution efforts.