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LAKELAND, Fla., April 1, 2021 — Starting with the Friday, April 2, scheduling opportunity, Florida residents ages 18 and older may use Publix’s online reservation system to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at participating Florida in-store Publix Pharmacy locations for appointments beginning Tuesday, April 6. Although the state of Florida is opening eligibility to individuals ages 16 and older, Publix Pharmacy administers the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which are only authorized for those 18 years of age and older.

Vaccinations are provided to individuals ages 18 and older by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online reservation system at Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

The online reservation system generally opens at 7 a.m. Eastern time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Florida appointments as follows, as long as Publix continues to receive vaccine doses and barring unforeseen circumstances. Appointments may not be available in every county during every scheduling opportunity:

Scheduling opportunity Appointment days Vaccine provided
Monday Wednesday – Friday Moderna
Wednesday Saturday – Sunday Johnson & Johnson
Friday Monday (except April 5) - Tuesday Moderna

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.

Publix administers the vaccines in all 43 Florida counties with Publix Pharmacy locations. Publix pharmacies have also administered the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals in select Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia locations. The company continues to communicate with the states in its operating area to provide COVID-19 vaccinations as part of their distribution efforts.

Costs and insurance
Vaccinations are provided to eligible individuals, by appointment only, while supplies last, and at no cost to the individual. Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Medicare members should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B card. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.

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