Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition
Publix appointments to be open continuously.
You no longer need to get up early on certain days to try to get an appointment at Publix for a COVID-19 vaccine.
The online reservation system will remain open continuously to book appointments for the Moderna vaccine, company spokeswoman Maria Brous said Friday.
Appointments may not be available at all locations at all times, she warned. They will open up based on when and where the vaccine is available.
Appointments are available at publix.com/covidvaccine.
All adults in Florida are eligible to get vaccinated. Anyone 16 and older can get a Pfizer vaccine, and people 18 and older can get Moderna.
Publix previously took appointments for both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines three days a week, then earlier this week cut that down to two days. But the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has now been temporarily taken out of circulation based on a slight number of rare blood clots among people who received it.
Publix receives vaccines from both the state and the Florida Retail Pharmacy Program, which sends vaccine directly to pharmacies.
CVS has operates the same way as Publix. “There is no specific time of day,” CVS spokeswoman Tara Burke on Friday. “As we receive vaccine supply, appointments become available.”
Walgreens has a similar system, but Florida customers can sign up to receive alerts when appointments are available.