Vaccines coming to Ocala Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn-Dixie


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Posted February 9, 2021 | By Brendan Farrell, Ocala Gazette 

A nurse draws a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe in this December file photo. The state announced some Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn-Dixie locations would join Publix in offering vaccinations, including several locations in Marion County. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette]

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday afternoon that certain Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn-Dixie stores, including some in Marion County, would start vaccinating residents on Friday as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

In Marion County, the following locations will offer vaccinations:

  • Walmart – 2600 SW 19TH Ave. Rd
  • Sam’s Club – 3921 SW State Road 200
  • Walmart – 9570 SW State Road 200
  • Winn-Dixie – 15912 E. State Road 40

Appointments can be made by visiting Walmart’s website at walmart.com/covidvaccine, Sam’s Club at samsclub.com/pharmacy, or Winn-Dixie at winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine.

Those locations join the 12 Marion County Publix locations already offering vaccinations:

  • 10135 SE U.S. Highway 441, Belleview
  • 11352 N. Williams St., Suite 400, Dunnellon
  • 3450 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala
  • 404 Pearl Britain Plaza 2647 NE 35th St., Ocala
  • 419 Churchill Square 303 SE 17th St., Ocala
  • 7578 SE Maricamp Road, Suite 100, Ocala
  • 5400 SW College Road, Suite 200, Ocala
  • 8075 SW Highway 200, Unit 111, Ocala
  • 3035 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala
  • 2765 NW 49th Ave., Suite 301, Ocala
  • 2575 SW 42nd St., Suite 100, Ocala
  • 8780 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages

To register with Publix, visit www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida

DeSantis said statewide, 119 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in 34 counties will begin giving the vaccine on Friday. He said that covers 30% of the superstore’s footprint in the state including both Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. The chain will get 25,000 vaccine doses to start.

A total of 43 Winn-Dixie locations across the state will also offer the vaccines. With the new additions, a total of 490 pharmacies in 52 counties across the state will start to offer vaccines. Right now, the state is focused on offering vaccines to those 65 and older.