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Publix suspends COVID vaccine program due to supply interruption from winter storms

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May 19, 2013 file photo, (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz, File)

Palm Beach County is expecting to receive a “double shipment” of the COVID-19 vaccine next week to make up for delays due to the winter storms around the country.
The Publix appointment portal will not open up this morning because this week’s supply of vaccine has yet to arrive. However, there are enough doses on hand to vaccinate those who have appointments already.

The grocer said that second-dose appointments are not being affected. The company plans to resume scheduling appointments at publix.com/covidvaccine when it receives its allotment of vaccines. Publix was opening its online appointment portal at 7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Florida was still waiting to receive more than 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Florida Division of Emergency Management originally said those doses of Moderna vaccine were expected to arrive Thursday.

Also, the Palm Beach County school district will begin vaccinating 1500 teachers and bus drivers 65 and older tomorrow.