VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Publix reopened its reservation portal on Friday, but in less than two hours, all of the appointments had been booked.
You can try again on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 a.m.
Since Publix began offering appointments, many seniors have expressed frustration with the website while trying to book a time to get the vaccine. Some said they would get stuck in a virtual waiting room with no idea if any times were still available.
The company made some upgrades to its website in order to limit the frustration, including adding a countdown clock to the website and the number of available appointments by each county will now show and be updated constantly.
There are now more than 300 Publix stores offering the COVID-19 vaccine, including stores in Volusia, Brevard, Marion, and Flagler counties.
Seniors can book their appointment at publix.com/covidvaccine when the portal reopens.
"Our collaboration with Governor DeSantis continues to bring needed vaccine doses to residents of Florida, and we are privileged to be part of this critical effort," said Publix CEO Todd Jones. "With each new shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, we are able to serve more people and more communities in our home state."
The state of Florida requires individuals receiving their first vaccine dose to provide proof of residency, such as an ID or utility bill. So far, over 2 million people have been vaccinated in Florida.
Eligible residents who want to get the COVID-19 vaccine will also be able to get it at Winn-Dixie next week.
Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announced that select pharmacies will begin administering the vaccine on Thursday, February 11.
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