JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. is getting ready to administer about 8,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state of Florida.
SEG will begin to administer the free Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, February 11, to eligible recipients in select Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket locations The grocer will initially offer the free vaccines to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and adults ages 65 and older in accordance with Florida health authority guidelines, while supplies last.
“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,” SEG president and CEO Anthony Hucker 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 company is administering the vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
SEG said it has robust plans in place to administer additional free vaccines as more supply become available. In the coming months, the grocer will also 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. SEG strives to be a trusted health resource to the communities it serves and operates 231 in-store pharmacies throughout the Southeast, including 159 pharmacies within the state of Florida.