Publix to resume scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Publix to resume scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Publix announced they will resume scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning.

The Florida-based grocery store chain had to halt new appointments last week after wintry weather in the U.S. reduced vaccine supplies.

Spokeswoman Maria Brous said Tuesday that Publix has received additional doses, allowing them to recommence appointments starting at 7 a.m. both Wednesday and Friday.

Appointments can be scheduled at 273 stores in 20 Florida counties.

Brous said the online reservation system will typically open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for vaccine appointments at Publix pharmacies.

"[This will continue] as long as the company continues to receive vaccine doses from the state and federal governments and barring unforeseen circumstances," Brous said in a written statement.

Vaccinations are currently being provided to Florida residents ages 65 and older and by appointment only. The number of appointments available at each store will also vary, Publix said.

Customers with appointments for their second dose are not impacted and should check-in at the COVID-19 vaccine check-in area at their scheduled date and time.

Click here to learn more about scheduling a vaccine appointment at Publix.

White House officials said Friday that the winter weather across the U.S. caused a "backlog" of six million doses of vaccines last week.

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