COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at Florida Walmart stores and select Sam's Club stores starting this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference at a Walmart in Jacksonville Tuesday.
Shots will be going into arms at Walmart stores starting Friday, DeSantis said. The doses are for seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers.
An initial supply of 25,000 doses will be going to 119 Walmart stores in 34 Florida counties, DeSantis said.
Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Miami-Dade and Broward will be part of the program.
- Click here for the list and locations of the stores that will offer the vaccine.
People don't have to be a member of Sam's Club to receive the vaccine at Sam's Club stores, DeSantis said.
DeSantis said the state is also expanding its Publix vaccination partnership, from the current 325 stores in 23 counties to almost 600 stores in 41 counties.
The Publix program has not yet been expanded to include stores in Miami-Dade or Broward.
Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Mas stores are also launching their own vaccine program, which will initially be available in some Miami-Dade stores but not Broward.