While COVID-19 vaccine appointments were hard to come by in the initial days of the roll-out, more than eight months later there are now a variety of options for anyone who wants to get the shots.
Throughout the second summer of the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are urging every eligible person to get vaccinated due to rising cases of hospitalizations among the unvaccinated and the highly contagious delta variant.
Anyone 12 years and older is eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna’s two-dose vaccine and Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shots are available to anyone 18 and up. Vaccines for younger children are still undergoing multiple studies and could become available later this year.
You can always find a vaccination site location near you by vising vaccinefinder.org, but there are some public locations available this week.
Since the second week of February, pharmacies at select Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn-Dixie stories are all taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. They now give vaccines without appointments.
Walmart and Sam’s Club stores offer COVID-19 vaccinations at 119 stores in 34 Florida counties. Visit walmart.com/cp/1228302 and enter your ZIP code to find any available appointments. Visit samsclub.com/pharmacy to made an appointment at one of those stores. You do not need to be a Sam’s Club member to get a vaccine at one of its pharmacies.
All Publix locations in Florida, as well as stores in Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia, offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Starting May 10, Publix pharmacies in Florida and Georgia will begin to accept walk-ins for vaccinations.