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Slots Quickly Filled Friday for Publix Locations Offering Vaccines at Miami-Dade, Broward

Is Publix still taking appointments? Here's what you need to know

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Not long after Publix opened their online portal for vaccine registrations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties Friday, slots for the first doses to be distributed filled quickly.

People 65 and over are eligible for a vaccine and could schedule an appointment for distribution starting Monday at Shortly after opening at 7 a.m., all open slots were filled.

Publix will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 136 pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, allowing vaccination appointments to be available at all 730 pharmacies in the state.

The online reservation system typically opens every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, but appointments may not be available in every county during every scheduling opportunity.  

Can I choose which covid vaccine to get at Publix?

No, Publix only provides the Moderna vaccine for both doses, according to the company's website.

Other pharmacies, including CVS and Walmart, may have both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. However, medical experts recommend taking whichever vaccine is available at the time. Both vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration.

Where else can I schedule an appointment to get vaccinated?

On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced all 31 Navarro Discount Pharmacies in Miami-Dade County and all 35 CVS y Mas Pharmacies would begin to schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Additionally, four CVS locations in South Florida - one in Miami-Dade, two in Broward and one in Palm Beach - would also begin to schedule appointments Wednesday. Another 15 CVS locations across the state would schedule appointments, aiming to help underserved areas of the state.

Those retail sites are in addition to sites at Walmart and Sam's Club, and Winn-Dixie.

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