40 Florida Winn-Dixie stores, including 4 in Jacksonville, to administer vaccine

Today people can begin getting COVID-19 vaccines at participating Winn Dixie and Harvey's locations. You have to have an appointment.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the expansion of vaccine distribution to Walmart and more Publix locations, Southeastern Grocers said Tuesday it will begin administering coronavirus vaccines at 40 Winn-Dixie stores, including four in Duval County.

Two Winn-Dixie stores in Clay County, as well as one store each in Alachua, Baker, Bradford and Putnam counties, will also offer free Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for seniors 65 and older starting Thursday.

Harveys Supermarket on Market Street in Jacksonville will also distribute the vaccine.

The vaccines will be given by appointment only. Appointments can be made at WinnDixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine but all current appointment slots are full.

If you are headed to one of the vaccine sites for an appointment, go ahead and download your consent form early to save yourself some time.

People News4Jax spoke with were grateful more locations were being made available for vaccinations.

“They’ve been getting the vaccines spread around for people to do it. They’re finally getting around Duval County. I was wondering how long that was going to take,” Winn-Dixie shopper Brian Hickox said.

Harveys shopper Princie Mikel already got her vaccine but said she is glad to see others in her neighborhood will now have access. A big concern for many was whether the vaccines are getting to underserved communities.

“I hope that everybody gets on board. People still are not on board, but we have to encourage them,” Mikel said. “They got a big population here. There’s a lot of people that are in need that need it. They’re in the center in a good location, so I’m hopeful. I’m a retired nurse, so I’m very hopeful.”

Here are the local stores involved:

Alachua County: Winn-Dixie Store No. 30: 20303 N. U.S. Highway 441, High Springs, FL 32643

Baker County: Winn-Dixie Store No. 144: 1436 State Road 121, Macclenny, FL 32063

Bradford County: Winn-Dixie Store No. 85: 470 West Madison St., Starke, FL 32091

Clay County: Winn-Dixie Store No. 93: 2720 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, FL 32068; Winn-Dixie Store No. 103: 1545 County Road 220, Orange Park, FL 32002

Duval County: Harveys Supermarket Store No. 1688: 777 Market St., Jacksonville, FL 32202; Winn-Dixie Store No. 7: 10915-112 Baymeadows Rd., Unit 12, Jacksonville, FL 32256; Winn-Dixie Store No. 123: 5647 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32244; Winn-Dixie Store No. 174: 12777 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225; Winn-Dixie Store No. 191: 5207 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205

Putnam County: Winn-Dixie Store No. 163: 901 Highway 19 South, Palatka, FL 32177

About the Authors:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013. She reports for and anchors The Morning Show.