Publix cancels COVID vaccine appointment scheduling on Wednesday

Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 1:34 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Publix will not open COVID appointments scheduling on Wednesday.

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The winter weather stretching across a lot of the United States has delayed vaccine shipments to Florida, which means Publix will not have enough doses to open up more appointment slots.

Due to lack of supply, Publix will not open more appointments on Wednesday, however, they are expected to open more appointments on Friday morning at 7 a.m..

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According to Publix, appointments scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday are not impacted by this change.

“We know how important administering this vaccine is, so we deeply regret the need to cancel Wednesday’s scheduling event. Once additional vaccine is received, we will announce the next opportunity for vaccine appointment scheduling,” Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous said.

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

Shots are available for people older than 65, health care workers who come in contact with the patients, nursing home residents and nursing home staff. These appointments are only open to Florida residents.

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