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Publix vaccine appointment slots quickly filled Friday in Broward and Palm Beach counties

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UPDATE:
Not long after Publix opened their online portal for vaccine registrations at 7:00 a.m. Friday, slots for the first doses to be distributed filled quickly in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

People 65 and over are eligible for a vaccine and could schedule an appointment for distribution starting Monday at publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida. Shortly after opening at 7 a.m., all open slots were filled.

Publix will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 136 pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, allowing vaccination appointments to be available at all 730 pharmacies in the state.

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All Florida Publix locations with pharmacies, including in Broward and Palm Beach counties, will open their online reservation system at 7:00 a.m. Friday for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Appointment scheduling will open Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 a.m.

“We’re pleased to bring appointment opportunities to each of our in-store Florida pharmacies,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said in a news release. “We know how important this vaccine is to the people we serve, and we are grateful we can expand our ability to help our communities during this time of need.”

Vaccine appointments were suspended last week after shipments of thousands of doses of Moderna were weather-delayed.

Who can get a reservation?
Vaccinations are currently being provided to individuals ages 65 and older.

Do I need an appointment?
Vaccinations are provided by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online reservation system at publix.com/covidvaccine. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

According to Publix officials, the reservation system typically opens every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

The system will continue to open as long as the company continues to receive vaccine doses from the state and federal governments and barring unforeseen circumstances, officials said.