Southeastern Grocers will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines

Published: Feb. 5, 2021 at 12:04 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Southeastern Grocers is set to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines in one week.

The company owns Winn Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets, both of which have several stores across Florida.

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“We remain steadfast in our commitment to being a store our customers can always count on—not just for their groceries, but as an advocate for their health and wellness as the pandemic continues to overwhelm our communities,” Anthony Hucker, President & CEO for Southeastern Grocers, said. “We are all in this together, and as availability continues to expand, our expert pharmacists stand ready to begin vaccinations throughout the communities we serve to help combat the coronavirus across the Southeast.”

The first 8100 doses in Florida will be offered at select locations starting next Thursday, Feb. 11. Doses will be given to health care workers and people 65 and older.

“The State of Florida is proud to partner with Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarkets to provide eligible Floridians across the state access to the vaccine,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “We look forward to collaborating and expanding these efforts, together.”

Southeastern Grocers joins Publix as the latest supermarket with a pharmacy chain to administer vaccines.

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Appointments can be scheduled online once doses arrive. Qualified individuals can o CLICK HERE for more information on Harveys’ vaccination scheduling and CLICK HERE for more information on Winn Dixie’s vaccination scheduling.

According to the company’s press release, they will “provide additional COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacy locations and will coordinate future drive-thru clinics to administer free COVID-19 vaccines in additional underserved communities as availability expands.”

The company has yet to release which locations will administer the vaccine.

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