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Publix won't offer COVID-19 vaccine to children under 5

Added 06-23-22 12:03:02am EST - “A major grocery chain that was among the leaders in the early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will now refuse to provide the jab to pre-school-age children.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Publix won’t offer COVID-19 vaccine to children under 5”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A major grocery chain that was among the leaders in the early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will now refuse to provide the jab to pre-school-age children.

According to a report Wednesday in the Tampa Bay Times, Florida-based Publix will not vaccinate children under 5, who were recently approved for the shots by federal authorities, “at this time.”

Publix spokesperson Hannah Herring, according to the Times, said Tuesday that the grocery chain, which typically features in-store pharmacies, will not release a statement explaining its decision.

“The company’s website indicates that it is still accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children ages 5 and up,” the Times reported.

According to the paper, Publix does provide other vaccinations, including the flu shot, to children as young as 6 months.

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