Vaccine appointments fully booked at most Florida Publix pharmacies


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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Publix reopened its online scheduling portal for vaccine appointments again at 7 a.m. Friday, but appointments filled up at most locations by 8 a.m.

The grocer announced Thursday that it will start taking appointments for all of its 730 in-store Florida pharmacies. Most stores ran out of slots Friday morning, except for stores in Leon County.

Florida residents 65 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Publix’s online scheduling system opens every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning barring unforeseen circumstances. Appointments can be made at To schedule an appointment, select Florida and your county. Appointments cannot be made by phone. Slots are usually gone within 45 minutes.

Vaccines will be administered at no cost to the patient. Those with health insurance should bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Medicare members should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B card. Those without health insurance will need to have their driver’s license or Social Security number.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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