2 in Monroe County to offer Covid-19 Vaccination, all Publix stores in Palm Beach County

2 in Monroe County to offer Covid-19 Vaccination, all Publix stores in Palm Beach County

LEE COUNTY, Fla.Publix stores will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Lee County and Charlotte County, Governor DeSantis announced in a press conference Tuesday.

DeSantis announced 32 Publix pharmacies will offer the COVID-19 vaccine throughout Lee County and seven locations in Charlotte County will offer the vaccine.

All 67 Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people 65 and older.

Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement Tuesday in Jupiter. The vaccinations are by appointment only, no walk-ins will be accepted.

Those interested will be able to sign up to receive the Moderna vaccine on the Publix website beginning Wednesday. Vaccinations are expected to get underway Thursday. Publix anticipates that it will be able to provide 125 vaccinations per day at each pharmacy.

There are 181 Publix pharmacies across 15 counties providing vaccines to senior citizens, according to the governor.

Palm Beach County is the largest so far to offer vaccines at Publix. DeSantis said about 25 percent of the county’s residents are 65 or older.

Here is a list of Lee County Publix locations offering the vaccine:

  • Shoppes at Pelican Landing 24600 South Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL
  • Bonita Grande Crossing 12900 Trade Way Four Bonita Springs, FL
  • Bonita Bay Plaza 26841 South Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL
  • The Center of Bonita Springs 3304 Bonita Beach Road Bonita Springs, FL
  • Camelot Isles Shopping Center 1616 W. Cape Coral Pkwy. Cape Coral, FL
  • Santa Barbara Centre 100 Hancock Bridge Pkwy. W. Cape Coral, FL
  • Coral Pointe Shopping Center 1631 Del Prado Blvd. S. Cape Coral, FL
  • Store Name Street Address City and State
  • Store Name Street Address City and State
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  • Midpoint Center 2420 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral, FL
  • Publix at Coral Shores 3015 Pine Island Road, S.W. Cape Coral, FL
  • Shoppes at North Cape 2481 Del Prado Blvd. North Cape Coral, FL
  • Cape Coral Landings 127 Cape Coral Pkwy West Cape Coral, FL
  • Publix at Del Prado Crossings 1735 NE Pine Island Road Cape Coral, FL
  • Corkscrew Village 21301 South Tamiami Trail Estero, FL
  • The Shoppes at Grande Oaks 20311 Grande Oaks Shoppes Blvd. Estero, FL
  • Daniels Crossing 6900 Daniels Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL
  • Grand Bay Plaza 19100 South Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL
  • Colonial Crossings 4600 Summerlin Road Fort Myers, FL
  • Gladiolus Gateway 11600 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers, FL
  • Southpointe Commons 5997 S. Pointe Blvd. Fort Myers, FL
  • Summerlin Crossings 15880 Summerlin Road Fort Myers, FL
  • The Shoppes of Fiddlesticks 13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd. Fort Myers, FL
  • The Shops at Verandah 11851 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL
  • First Street Village 2160 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL
  • Alico Commons 16980 Alico Mission Way Fort Myers, FL
  • Shops at Village Walk 7950 Dani Drive Fort Myers, FL
  • University Crossing 13401 Summerlin Road Fort Myers, FL
  • Sky Walk 13121 Paul J. Doherty Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL
  • Crossroads Shopping Center 5781 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Homestead Shopping Plaza 1324 Homestead Road North Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Orange Grove Center 4065 Hancock Bridge Pkwy. North Fort Myers, FL
  • Publix at Eagle Landing 6700 Bayshore Road North Fort Myers, FL
  • Shoppes at Del Prado 17960 North Tamiami Trail North Fort Myers, FL

Two Lee County Publix locations will not offer the vaccine:

  • 6950 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL
  • 20321 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL

Here is a list of Charlotte County Publix locations offering the vaccine:

  • Merchants Crossing 1500 Placida Road Englewood, FL 
  • Port Charlotte Crossing 4265 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 
  • Publix at Gulf Cove 13435 S. McCall Road Port Charlotte, FL 
  • Quesada Commons 19451 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 
  • Peachland Promenade 24051 Peachland Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 
  • Punta Gorda Crossing 2310 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 
  • Burnt Store Marketplace 3941 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL

Lee and Charlotte Counties are joining 15 other Florida counties the Publix initiative has expanded to including:

  • Bay County
  • Citrus County
  • Collier County
  • Escambia County
  • Flagler County
  • Hernando County
  • Marion County
  • Martin County
  • Monroe County
  • Okaloosa County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Santa Rosa County
  • St. Johns County
  • Volusia County
  • Walton County

Vaccines are designated for those 65 and older.

The initial pilot program launched in early January at 22 stores divided between Hernando, Citrus and Marion counties.  Now, over 100 stores will be administering the Moderna vaccine.

Vaccinations are provided at no cost. Customers with insurance will need to bring their insurance card, and customers without insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number, according to Publix.

Appointments can be made using the online reservation system beginning after 6 a.m. Jan. 20. Vaccinations will start on Thursday, Jan 21.

UPDATE: While the site may show appointments are available, those trying to book report the site says “You are in the queue to book an appointment,” and refreshes often.  As of Wednesday at 6:30 a.m., NBC2 is receiving reports that the Publix vaccination site may be experiencing issues.

Vaccines will be given only to those who are eligible to receive the vaccine and have an appointment while supplies last, Publix officials said.