Publix vaccine appointments open 7 a.m. Friday

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The vaccine registration page on the Publix website. Credit: WINK News

Publix vaccine slots for Lee, Collier, Charlotte and DeSoto counties become available at 7 a.m. Friday; all appointments were booked within 40 minutes.


Vaccinations are provided for any individual who meets state and federal requirements at the time of the appointment. Individuals can find which groups are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by visiting the Florida Department of Health website.


Vaccinations are provided by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online reservation system at Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

With the exception of this week, the online reservation system typically opens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 7 a.m. Eastern time for vaccine appointments at Florida Publix pharmacies, as long as the company continues to receive vaccine doses from the state and federal governments and barring unforeseen circumstances. Appointments may not be available in every county during every scheduling opportunity.

Eligible individuals can access the online reservation system to make appointments as follows:

  • Scheduling opportunity Monday for Wednesday – Friday appointments. Moderna vaccine.
  • Scheduling opportunity Wednesday (except March 31) for Saturday – Sunday appointments. Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Scheduling opportunity Friday for Monday (except April 5)Tuesday appointments. Moderna vaccine.

Customers with appointments for their second dose of the Moderna vaccine are not impacted by any changes in scheduling opportunities and should arrive at the COVID-19 vaccine check-in area at their scheduled date and time.

Required documentation

Adults who are only eligible based on the state’s criteria of being extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 are required to provide either the completed, signed form found on the Florida Department of Health website or documentation signed by a physician certifying they meet the eligibility criteria.

The most up-to-date information about Publix’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts can be found at

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,269 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,

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