Publix won't offer coronavirus vaccines to children under 5 'at this time'

Publix won't offer coronavirus vaccines to children under 5 'at this time'

As covid-19 devastated the Southeast during the pandemic, many residents turned to Publix for their vaccinations, turning shopping and getting vaccinated into what the Florida-based grocery store chain touts as being “a pleasure.” A Publix spokesperson told the Tampa Bay Times and WTVT on Wednesday that the grocery store chain would not offer vaccines to children younger than 5 “at this time” but declined to explain the decision. Publix’s website shows that the chain is still accepting appointments for children ages 5 and older. It does not acknowledge the CDC’s recent decision on children younger than 5 now being able to be vaccinated. “Publix is not administering the COVID vaccine to individuals under 5 years of age at this time,” the company’s customer-service department tweeted. “We suggest that customers speak …
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