Eleven Publix pharmacies in Marion County will soon begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 65 and older.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the pilot program Tuesday during a press conference in Ocala. It also includes Publix stores in Citrus and Hernando counties.
Each store will be able to schedule about 120 vaccinations per day while supplies last. Those vaccines will be administered by appointment only starting Thursday, Jan. 7. Customers can make an appointment by using the online reservation system on publix.com/covidvaccine.
Vaccinations will be 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.
“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.”
The Marion County Publix stores that will be administering the vaccines include:
- Forty East Shopping Center (3450 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala);
- Canopy Oak Center (8075 SW Highway 200, Unit 111 in Ocala);
- Heath Brook Commons (5400 SW College Road, Suite 200 in Ocala);
- Park View Commons (3035 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala);
- The Shops at Foxwood (2765 NW 49th Avenue, Suite 301 in Ocala);
- Grand Oaks Town Center (2575 SW 42nd Street, Suite 100 in Ocala);
- Pearl Britain Plaza (2647 NE 35th Street in Ocala);
- Churchill Square (303 SE 17th Street in Ocala);
- Heather Island Plaza (7578 SE Maricamp Road, Suite 100 in Ocala);
- Belleview Commons (10135 SE US Hwy. 441 in Belleview); and
- Rainbow Square Shopping Center (11352 N. Williams Street, Suite 400 in Dunnellon).