Publix Pharmacy is expanding administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine into Georgia and Tennessee. This is the first time the company is providing COVID-19 vaccinations in Tennessee and the first time providing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Georgia. The vaccine will be available at 21 Georgia and 23 Tennessee Publix Pharmacy locations.
Publix’s online reservation system opened Tuesday, March 23, at 6am for eligible individuals to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
At the direction of the federal government, retailers participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program must continue to prioritize the following individuals for vaccine appointments until further notice:
- Teachers, school staff and child care workers who work in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff and bus drivers).
- Those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.
After those in the prioritized group are finished making appointments, any remaining appointments will be available to other eligible individuals.
Vaccinations are provided for any individual who meets state and federal requirements, with priority given to K-12 and child care teachers and personnel as directed by the federal government. Individuals can find which groups are also eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by visiting the Tennessee Department of Health website.
Vaccinations are provided by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online reservation system at publix.com/covidvaccine. Individuals can use the online reservation system to learn if appointments are available at their nearby store.
The system opened Tuesday, March 23, at 6 a.m. for appointment times on the following days:
Tennessee: Thursday, March 25 – Friday, March 26; Monday, March 29
Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.
Publix pharmacies will administer the vaccine in the following Tennessee counties, while supplies last: Bradley, Davidson, Greene, Hamilton, Knox, Montgomery, Putnam, Rutherford, Sevier, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.
As of March 23, the following locations in Rutherford County are administering the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Murfreesboro: 1234 Market At Salem Cove 2650 New Salem Highway
Costs and insurance
Vaccinations are provided to eligible individuals, by appointment only, while supplies last, and at no cost to the individual. Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Medicare members should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B card. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.
Publix pharmacies have also administered the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals in select Florida, South Carolina and Virginia locations. The company continues to communicate with the states in its operating area to provide COVID-19 vaccinations as part of their distribution efforts.
The most up-to-date information about Publix’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts can be found at publix.com/covidvaccine.