SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Publix Pharmacy will not have appointments during Easter weekend, so the chain will cancel its Wednesday scheduling opportunity in Florida. The window to schedule with the local pharmacy group will reopen Friday, April 2, for appointments for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Starting Monday, Apr. 5, anyone 18 and older is eligible for the vaccine across the state. As the county develops a system to disperse to the vaccines, more information will be released from both DOH-Sarasota and DOH-Manatee
ABC7, Your Local Station is compiling a list of pharmacies across the state. Each individual retail store will have its own requirements for distribution that must be met before making an appointment. Remember, currently that neither Manatee County nor Sarasota County are opting to use the state’s COVID-19 vaccination site. If you are attempting to get a shot through your county’s health department, you must apply with each health department to get your vaccine appointment.
Here are the chains across the state supplying the vaccine:
As of now, there is a CVS offering the COVID-19 vaccine in Bradenton, but all appointments are booked. Once available, you must click here to register for an appointment.
All eligible individuals, may use Publix’s online reservation system to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at participating Florida in-store Publix Pharmacy locations.
Vaccines are all available at all 730 Publix Pharmacies in Florida. Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.
You can apply for an appointment here.
There will be eight new locations in Manatee. Sarasota will get five Walgreens locations.
To register for the vaccine you must go through the Walgreens portal. .
There are currently NO WALMARTS IN EITHER MANATEE OR SARASOTA COUNTY that are offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
To get a vaccine at Walmart, should they become available, you must create an account and apply here.
To determine stores in your area, you must use the site’s vaccine locator. You can find availability here.
The Florida Department of Health is also keeping an updated list of pharmacies and vaccine locations that will be updated daily.