Courtesy of the Naples Daily News

Florida Publix stores in 12 counties, including Collier County, are now distributing the COVID-19 vaccine and more counties will be announced soon, according to the grocery store’s website. The state of Florida and Publix are partnering to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines to those 65 and older, among others meeting specific criteria. Publix announced on its website that 16 stores in Collier County, 15 in Naples and one on Marco Island, were distributing the vaccine.

Who is eligible for the vaccine? 

Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, residents and staff in long-term healthcare facilities, and persons 65 years of age and older.

How to make an appointment, what to bring:

Vaccinations are provided to eligible individuals who are 65 or older, by appointment only, while supplies last, and at no cost to the individual. Appointments must be made using the online reservation system at publix.com/covidvaccine. Those who wait at the physical location will not be served unless they have registered online. Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.

Appointments may be filled at this time, so be sure to check the site daily to see when new appointments are made available.

List of participating Publix locations in Collier County

  • 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island
  • 4370 Thomasson Drive, Naples
  • 7101 Radio Road, Naples
  • 11200 Tamiami Trail, North Naples
  • 5991 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
  • 2310 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
  • 12663 Tamiami Trail, E. Naples
  • 5624 Strand Blvd., Naples
  • 2450 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples
  • 1526 Collier Blvd., Naples
  • 8585 Collier Blvd., Naples
  • 12975 Collier Blvd., Naples
  • 8833 North Tamiami Trail, Naples
  • 1981 Tamiami Trail, North Naples
  • 4860 Davis Blvd., Naples
  • 13550 Immokalee Road, Naples