New Rules For COVID-19 Shots As Publix Again Takes Appointments

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BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here) — The Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointment system opens again at 7 a.m. today (Friday). And there are new rules in place.

Starting now, anyone in Florida who falls into any of these categories qualifies for a COVID-19 shot:

Age 65 or over.

Teachers, K-12, Daycare and preschool workers, and staff members. (You no longer have to be 50).

Healthcare worker, EMS

Age 16+ with a signed Determination of Extreme Vulnerability Form.

Age 50+ sworn law enforcement officer or Firefighter.

While the Publix system opens at 7 a.m., the same rules apply if you register for a shot at CVS, Walmart, Sam’s Club or Winn Dixie.

Here are the websites for appointments:

Publix (starting at 7 a.m.): Click here For Publix.

CVS (check throughout the day): Click here for CVS.

Walmart (check throughout the day): Click here for Walmart.

Sam’s Club (check throughout the day): Click here for Sam’s Club.

Winn Dixie (check throughout the day): Click here for Winn-Dixie.

We note that some of the providers now say you may get two shots (Moderna and Pfizer), or you may be scheduled for Johnson and Johnson which is one shot. In pre-school terms: you get what you get and you don’t get upset. Most health professionals say the J&J shot is perfect for most people.

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Paul Saperstein


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