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Pediatric COVID-19 Booster Doses Available at Publix Pharmacy

January 6, 2022 GMT

LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 6, 2022--

Following the CDC’s recent approval, Publix Pharmacy will administer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals ages 12 and older as early as five months after the last dose of their primary vaccine series. Publix Pharmacy will also administer third doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to certain immunocompromised children ages 5 – 11.

Additionally, consistent with the CDC’s most recent guidance, eligible individuals ages 18 and older who completed their primary vaccine series with the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine as early as five months after receiving their last primary series dose. This reduction in time between the last primary series dose and booster dose only applies to individuals who completed their primary vaccine series with the Pfizer vaccine. Recommended intervals for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have not changed. Publix Pharmacy continues to offer first, second, third and booster doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as well as first and booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to eligible individuals. Eligibility details are available at cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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Interested individuals may also receive the flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccination.

Availability

COVID-19 vaccinations are provided at in-store Publix Pharmacy locations:

  • Moderna: all locations
  • Pfizer: select locations
  • Johnson & Johnson: select locations

Customers can use the online reservation system at publix.com/covidvaccine to see if a nearby Publix Pharmacy offers their preferred vaccine. Customers can also visit vaccines.gov to find the nearest Publix Pharmacy offering the Pfizer (adult or pediatric) or Johnson & Johnson vaccines, or walk into any Publix Pharmacy to ask.

Online appointments

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Appointments are encouraged for the most efficient vaccination experience and to ensure the preferred vaccine is available.

Costs and insurance

COVID-19 vaccinations are provided to eligible individuals, while supplies last, and at no cost to the individual. Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card. Medicare members should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B card. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.

The most up-to-date information about Publix’s COVID‑19 vaccination efforts can be found at publix.com/covidvaccine.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,293 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 24 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.

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