Publix will start providing appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine in any respect 730 of its in-store pharmacies, the Lakeland grocer introduced Thursday.
Beginning Friday morning, Publix’s vaccine registration system may have the newly expanded availability and embrace 136 new shops in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The appointment system additionally will embrace slots in Citrus and Hernando counties, which had been paused on account of vaccine cargo delays final week.
“We’re happy to carry appointment alternatives to every of our in-store Florida pharmacies,” Publix CEO Todd Jones stated in a press release. “We all know how necessary this vaccine is to the folks we serve, and we’re grateful we are able to develop our skill to assist our communities throughout this time of want.”
Publix was the primary retail pharmacy to accomplice with the state to manage the Moderna vaccine in Florida. Now, Walmart and Winn-Dixie shops are also providing the vaccine throughout the state.
Floridians who’re 65 years or older or work as frontline well being care employees are eligible to get the vaccine from a retail pharmacist. Appointments will be made solely by Publix’s on-line system at publix.com/covidvaccine.
The brand new set of appointments will go up on-line Friday at 7 a.m.
The web reservation programs will sometimes open with new appointments each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in response to Publix. However appointment slots throughout every launch will range and should not embrace each taking part retailer or county.
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