Southeastern Grocers increases COVID-19 vaccination locations, expands eligibility groups

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Southeastern Grocers, Inc., parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now offering an additional 5,900 free Moderna vaccines in 124 store locations, while supplies last.

This expansion now includes appointments for newly eligible groups such as daycare workers, preschool teachers and educators in elementary, middle and high schools to be vaccinated with no age limit, in accordance with new Federal Retail Pharmacy Program guidelines. In addition, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores will also administer vaccinations to persons under the age of 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician, in accordance with the recent executive order by the state of Florida. As a preferred retail partner in the fight against COVID-19, the grocer will also continue to offer free vaccines to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities and adults ages 65 and older in accordance with the Florida health authority guidelines, as available.

The grocer has also expanded vaccine allocations to 55 new store locations and 11 additional Florida counties, including Broward, Columbia, DeSoto, Flagler, Jefferson, Lee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Seminole, Suwannee and Walton, in efforts to reach even more underserved communities. The 55 new stores are in addition to the 69 locations that are currently administering the vaccines throughout the state of Florida.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to go to www.frescoymas.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine, www.harveyssupermarkets.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine and www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine for timely updates including vaccine availability details, participating store locations and to schedule an appointment online, as available. The vaccines are free, with or without insurance and appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with health insurance must provide their health insurance card during their scheduled appointment, and those without insurance will need to present a valid driver’s license or social security card.

While making their appointment, educators will need to follow the prompts in the online scheduler to attest to their eligibility. Medically vulnerable individuals under the age of 65 will need to present the FDOH form for physicians to certify that they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and eligible to receive the vaccine. A link to the form can be found on the online scheduler website for easy reference and use.

As future vaccine allocation continues to be determined and prioritized by the state of Florida, HHS and the CDC, SEG has robust plans in place to administer additional free vaccines directly to the front line at all in-store pharmacies. 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.

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