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Selma Winn-Dixie to offer COVID-19 vaccine

Winn-Dixie on Dallas Avenue in Selma will begin offering Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine to eligible recipients beginning today.

The Selma location is one of 34 Winn-Dixie stores across the state that will start offering 2,200 doses of the vaccine by appointment only.

Winn-Dixie’s parent company, Southeastern Grocers, announced earlier in the week that a dozen stores would begin offering 1,170 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses.

The expansion to offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine means that Winn-Dixie will be offering COVID-19 vaccines at all of its in-store pharmacies across the state.

Vaccines are free and while insurance is not required to be vaccinated, those with health insurance will be asked to provide their insurance card before receiving a shot; those without insurance must present a valid driver’s license or social security card.

Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as supplies last and must be scheduled online at winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine.

Vaccines are open to the following groups in Alabama:

• Adults 55 and older;

• Individuals 16 to 24 with high-risk medical conditions such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, organ transplants, sickle cell disease, smoking, diabetes and more;

• Essential workers in transportation and logistics, waste and wastewater, food service, media, legal, public safety, finance, information technology and communication, shelter and housing.

For a full list of eligibility criteria, visit www.alabamapublichealth.gov.

Vaccines will also be offered in Autauga, Barbour, Baldwin, Calhoun, Chilton, Elmore, Etowah, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Mobile, Montgomery, Russell, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties.

The vaccines are being administered as part of a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the ADPH.