Publix closes COVID-19 vaccine appointment portal: Here’s your next chance to make an appointment

ORLANDO, Fla. — In less than two hours after opening, Publix closed its COVID-19 vaccine appointment portal.

The appointment portal opened Friday morning at 7 a.m.

Florida residents who are over 65, residents and staff members of long-term care facilities or health care workers were eligible to make a vaccination appointment.

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Several Publix stores across Florida offered the vaccine, including stores in Brevard, Flagler, Marion and Volusia counties.

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The stores will give out 100 to 125 vaccines per day, and an appointment is required.

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Residents have to provide proof of residency to receive the vaccine.

Publix is not allowing residents to make an appointment by phone; they must make an appointment online.

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If you were unable to make an appointment Friday, Publix said it will reopen its registration system at 7 a.m. on Feb. 10.

Click here to make an appointment.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.