OCALA, Fla. — Starting later this week, you'll be able to a COVID-19 vaccine at Publix stores in three Florida counties.
Calling it one of the "most exciting" announcements to come out of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that Publix is launching a pilot program to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to Florida residents who are 65 and older.
"Of all the things we've done, this Publix announcement is one of the most exciting because of the potential convenience for seniors, but then for the potential for this to be a major force multiplier throughout the state of Florida," DeSantis said during a news conference in Ocala.
In a press conference today, Governor DeSantis announced 56 additional Publix Pharmacies including one here in Collier County.
Governor DeSantis is expected to speak here in Naples at The Shoppes at Pebblebrooke at noon.
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DeSantis added that if the pilot program is successful, he'd like to see it expand to other Publix pharmacies throughout the state.
To see a list of the participating Publix stores in Marion, Citrus, and Hernando counties, click here.