Publix vaccine slots for Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties were fully booked within 70 minutes Friday morning.
The process worked like this: The sign-up page will go from reading “Fully booked” to “Appointments available.” Many people will be trying to sign up at once, so things may proceed slowly, but there is nothing that you need to click; just wait and the website will bring you to a scheduling page automatically.
Publix appointments are for Florida residents 65 and older. This last batch was for Saturday through Wednesday. You should be able to book multiple people.
During the Publix Pharmacy booking process, you may be asked for Medicare information if you are on Medicare. The shot is still given at no cost to you whether or not you choose to provide that information.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: If you got your first shot before the residency requirement change, you can still get your second dose without proving residency. Health care providers are exempt from the requirement. The requirement only applies to your first dose.
PDF: Residency requirement checklist