New COVID-19 vaccine appointments at select Publix pharmacies in Flagler, St. Johns quickly booked

New appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the select Publix locations available in St. Johns and Flagler counties have been fully booked. It took less than an hour for all the Thursday slots to be reserved and about 2.5 hours for the Saturday-Wednesday openings.

The appointments were made available after the state provided an additional 70,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to select Publix pharmacies in the state, including Flagler and St. Johns counties.

It’s not clear when more vaccines would be available. Publix said to check back for an appointment using the online reservation system on Wednesday January 27.

Publix released the following chart for its most recent openings:

Reservation system opensFor appointments on
Wednesday, Jan. 20Thursday, Jan. 21
Friday, Jan. 22
Friday, Jan. 22Saturday, Jan. 23
Sunday, Jan. 24
Monday, Jan. 25
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Wednesday, Jan. 27

According to Publix’s website, the following persons are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, by appointment only:

  • healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
  • residents and staff of longterm healthcare facilities, and
  • adults aged 65 years and older

There are 14 Publix locations in St. Johns County and four in Flagler County. Click for full list of stores.

Publix said in a news release that the number of pharmacy locations administering the vaccinations is increasing from 105 to 242.

“We are grateful to continue our collaboration with the state of Florida and Governor DeSantis as we work to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people who are eligible in our Florida communities as possible,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones said in a prepared statement. “It is our privilege to do our part during this time of crisis.”

Under the program, each participating Publix stores can vaccinate around 125 people per day. In order to make an appointment, you must be 65 or older and be a Florida resident.

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