Publix Pharmacies In Florida Now Offering Walk-In COVID Vaccinations – CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami / AP) – Eliminate the need to schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Publix pharmacies in Florida and six other states.

You can if you want, but it is no longer required.

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The Lakeland-based supermarket chain announced on its website that walk-in customers can choose between the Moderna two-dose vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine, depending on availability.

Publix was already offering walk-in availability in stores in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
The announcement that walk-ins are also welcome in stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia comes about a week after President Joe Biden issued a federal mandate to require pharmacies to offer walk-in vaccinations in the federal retail pharmacy program.

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Florida health statistics show that by Sunday 7,021,068 people had completed the dose series required for a full vaccination, with either the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccines or the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine. That’s around 33% of the state’s population.

Another 2,244,748 people – or about 10% of the Florida population – had at least one dose.

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