Publix reopens appointment system after receiving more COVID-19 vaccine doses

Stores did not schedule appointments due to delayed shipments

Publix delays vaccine appointment portal reopening as snowstorm affects supply

Publix reopened its online reservation portal on Wednesday after receiving additional doses of coronavirus vaccine.

All appointments were booked in less than two hours, according to Publix.

The company originally held off scheduling new appointments due to a deadly winter storm that impacted most of the country, delaying planned shipments.

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Publix, which typically opens its scheduling system every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, said the inclement weather disrupted shipping timelines so fewer stores had appointment availability, according to a news release.

The number of appointments available at each store will vary, according to Publix. In Central Florida, vaccine appointments will be available in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter counties.

Customers with appointments for their second dose are not impacted and should check-in at their scheduled time.

The grocer and pharmacy chain is currently only vaccinating people 65 and older. To book an appointment, head to