DeSantis: Publix offering COVID-19 vaccine in Indian River, St. Lucie counties

DeSantis: Publix offering COVID-19 vaccine in Indian River, St. Lucie counties

Publix will now offer the COVID-19 vaccine at select locations in Indian River and St. Lucie counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday morning.

Florida's partnership with Publix is expanding to eight pharmacies in Indian River County and 11 in St. Lucie County, DeSantis announced during a news conference outside one of the locations in Vero Beach.

"So they're going to be offering the vaccine later this week," DeSantis said.

The governor said that brings the total number of Publix pharmacies offering the vaccine to 261 in 21 different Florida counties.

DeSantis said the next opportunity for seniors to register for an appointment at Publix will be Wednesday morning. He said another registration window will open Friday morning.

"Obviously, getting that appointment, you know, you gotta be quick on the trigger," DeSantis said, reminding Florida's seniors of the demand for the vaccine.

Last week, DeSantis announced all 67 Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County will have the vaccine, as well as seven in Martin and two in Monroe counties. All of the vaccine appointments for those locations filled quickly.

To make an appointment at a Publix in Florida, click here.

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