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Wed Jun 22, 2022, 11:55 PM

Publix not offering covid vaccines to kids under the age of 5

Source: ABC Action News

TAMPA, Fla. — Publix announced Wednesday it would not administer COVID-19 vaccines to kids under the age of 5 at the current time.

ABC Action News received a statement from Publix Supermarkets spokesperson, Hannah Herring, confirming this report. According to the Publix website, COVID vaccines are available for people ages 5 and up.

This news comes after Governor Desantis said the state would not be ordering any COVID vaccines for children under the age of 5.

Read more: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/publix-not-offering-covid-vaccines-to-kids-under-the-age-of-5

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Reply Publix not offering covid vaccines to kids under the age of 5 (Original post)
pstokely Jun 22 OP
FoxNewsSucks Jun 23 #1
rubbersole Jun 23 #5
FBaggins Jun 23 #23
mitch96 Jun 23 #15
Joinfortmill Jun 23 #20
SouthernDem4ever Jun 23 #22
dweller Jun 23 #2
viva la Jun 23 #3
rockfordfile Jun 23 #4
Historic NY Jun 23 #6
mitch96 Jun 23 #16
Initech Jun 23 #7
Skittles Jun 23 #8
mitch96 Jun 23 #17
NullTuples Jun 23 #9
progree Jun 23 #12
Skittles Jun 24 #24
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 23 #10
slater71 Jun 23 #18
womanofthehills Jun 23 #11
LeftInTX Jun 23 #13
BumRushDaShow Jun 23 #14
SKKY Jun 23 #19
SouthernDem4ever Jun 23 #21

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:00 AM

1. Every liberal needs to move out of floriduh

I don't know why anyone would want to live there in the current, unlikely-to-change-for-the-forseeable-future, Floriduh.

I wouldn't visit there now no matter what. Don't the rightwing jackasses know they're destroying tourism? The biggest moneymaker FL has??

This has to be the last straw for DeSatan.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:26 AM

5. Crist is ahead of DeSantis in the latest polls.

Not by a lot, but we have a summer of republican "shit coming home to roost" to bring us happiness and change minds.

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Response to rubbersole (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:59 PM

23. Not really

Crist is dramatically ahead of his primary opponent, but the vast majority of public polls released show DeSantis with a moderate to comfortable lead.

Crist's campaign recently claimed that there was a "secret" poll from a republican pollster showing a one point lead for Crist. But there are significant questions there.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:01 AM

15. Florida has no state tax and the Wx is nice. Works for me.. I'd love to live in a Blue state

and in retirement I can't afford it and these old bones cant handle the cold.
Better to change it if we can...it will be tough..YMMV
m

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:55 AM

20. The State is beautiful. I lived there. We need more Dems to save the biosphere...just saying.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:37 AM

22. Same here.

I won't even set foot in that state. Sorry Disney and Universal.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:00 AM

2. Not yet, at least

Wait for the backlash coming from parents and concerned others …
They’ll reverse this, maybe not by this weekend, but I’d bet no later than Monday


imo


✌🏻

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:01 AM

3. Well, I guess I'll go elsewhere to spend...

My $200 a week food budget.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:09 AM

4. boycott that pos company. FL has fked up with so little choices.

It seems Publix is the only grocery store in FL . They're located every so many miles. FL is almost there like Russia with that un-American pos douche DeSantis. With mainly just Publix in the area they control prices and limit choices.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:30 AM

6. They were a DESantins support and contributor.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:02 AM

16. +1 big donor to the repuke party so it makes sense they march to his tune..uff...nt

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:39 AM

7. Hey MAGA douches, stop pretending you care about kids.

Because you clearly do not!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:06 AM

8. I thought repukes only made healthcare decisions for women

guess I was wrong.........

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:04 AM

17. As Carlin said, if your pre born your fine but after your born your F**ked....nt

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:15 AM

9. A few Publix headlines that might provide some clarity:

Publix is a strong GOP supporter, as are its owners. A few headlines from the first page of search hits:

"Pro-Trump Publix Heirs Donated $25K to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Last Month"

"Publix was handed a vaccine distribution deal weeks after donating $100,000 to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' PAC"

"Publix Heiress Donated About $300,000 to Trump for his January 6 Rally"

"Publix heiress donated more than $450K to groups who helped organize Jan. 6 insurrection"

"In December, the company made four $25,000 contributions to the Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee."

"Publix donated around $200,000 to sponsors of the "Don't Say Gay" bill"






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Response to NullTuples (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 04:01 AM

12. Well, OK, so they lean a bit center-right on a few issues

sarc/

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Response to progree (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:35 AM

24. if they support DeSantis, they are leaning right-fascist

yes indeed

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:43 AM

10. The lady who runs Publix is a RWNJ and a supporter of DeathSantis

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 02:23 AM

11. I think. I would rather have a pediatrician give a baby a shot

So many small kids cry and try to run when given shots - Publix may not want the liability of staff doing this and possibly giving shot too high up in arm which can cause SERVA. Also, publicity of children being held down and screaming while getting a shot would be rampant because of cell phones. Better to have pediatricians or their nurses who work exclusively with kids give the shots. Also, because of side effects of fevers, etc working closely with a Dr sounds safest.

Having worked at a children’s hospital when I was younger, surgeries were postponed when kids had temper tantrums and nurses were not able to get blood drawn. When I was about 6, I had my tonsils out (they grew back in) and a nurse was trying to give me a shot - she didn’t succeed because I out maneuvered her.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 04:47 AM

13. I agree

Our vaccination centers have therapy dogs for the kids. The stores don't have this luxury.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 05:47 AM

14. There are federal guidelines but also state ones involving pharmacist immunizations

Pharmacists are normally not authorized to give immunizations to infants/toddlers under age 3 per federal guidelines, but are permitted to do them down to that age subject to stipulations in state law for certifications, etc.

Using the PREP Act (Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act), HHS has periodically been updating rules for childhood vaccinations administered by pharmacists as a result of the current pandemic and its aftermath of a troubling drop in vaccinations for other childhood diseases, with the latest update done back in January 2022 - Tenth Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID-19 (PDF version here)

States then have authorities based on state law.

There is a good (although not completely up-to-date) interactive website from a pharmacist's association, that details the laws in every state - https://naspa.us/resource/pharmacist-authority-to-immunize/ (state legislation update from last year here that has most likely been superseded but not updated at the site)

Interestingly, when I was doing this post and listening to the radio, I actually heard a story where the PA legislature was looking at updating the waivers in current state law regarding pharmacists and vaccinations set to expire at the end of the month and it seems all hell has been breaking out between pediatricians and pharmacists.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:18 AM

19. I've only shopped at Publix once, while on vacation in Florida a few years ago...

...meh. I prefer Aldi.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:35 AM

21. Publix used to be the go-to store for me

but sadly, they have gone downhill particularly since the pandemic. I am sure they had supply issues during the middle of the pandemic but those things should have been worked out by now. Seems they just don't care too much about their customers' needs anymore.

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