🇺🇸💉@COVID19Up: Since COVID-19 vaccines became available, Publix has played a major role in Florida by offering injections to adults and children as young as 5.
But the Lakeland grocery company says it will not offer the vaccine approved for children ages 4 and under “at this time.”
Spokesperson Hannah Herring said Tuesday (June 21) that Publix 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.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo recommended against giving vaccines to healthy children, contrary to CDC guidelines. Florida was the only state in the nation not to preorder doses of the under 5 vaccine.