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Gov. DeSantis announces some Marion County Publix stores will administer Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 3:43 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - COVID-19 vaccines can now be administered in select Publix locations in Florida.

In a press conference in Ocala, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that 22 Public locations will now administer 15,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in Marion, Hernando and Citrus counties.

“Rest assured, this is something that people like and proves successful which I’m very confident will be,” said DeSantis. “We definitely want to be in the game with you spreading the vaccine across your pharmacies.”

Marion locations that will provide the vaccine include:

Publix locations to administer COVID-19 vaccine
Publix locations to administer COVID-19 vaccine(WCJB)

In order to get an appointment, you must schedule it online starting on Jan. 7.

“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.”

Publix says that each store can schedule approximately 120 vaccinations per day, while supplies last.

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.

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