Publix, Winn-Dixie among others offer to distribute future COVID-19 vaccine

Jacksonville, FL. — Big name pharmacies and local chains are partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Trump Administration to distribute a future COVID-19 vaccine.

This comes as the CDC begins making recommendations on who will get the vaccine first, if approved.

That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.

Winn-Dixie confirmed to Action News Jax, Meghan Moriarty, their plan to carry the vaccine. Parent-company, Southeastern Grocers, said it will offer access and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, when it becomes available.

Harveys Supermarkets also has plans to carry the vaccine, according to their spokesperson.

More details will be shared once available, a spokesperson tells us.

Publix also sent Action News Jax a statement saying, in part, “details are still pending, and specific information is not currently available.”

The partnership with widespread companies is meant to increase the availability of the vaccine, particularly in underserved areas.

This is according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.