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Publix COVID vaccine appointments all booked, here's when more will become available

The latest round of COVID-19 vaccine appointments were available at participating Publix stores on Wednesday at 6 a.m. They were all booked up in under two hours.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — The latest round of COVID-19 vaccine appointments were available at participating Publix stores on Wednesday at 6 a.m. 

They were all booked up in under two hours. As of 7:30 a.m., there were no longer any appointments available.

“All available COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been claimed," said Publix on its website. "There is tremendous demand for the vaccine and a limited supply, so check back on Friday, January 29 after 6 a.m. EST (5:00 a.m. CST) for your next opportunity." 

Publix's director of communications says for every one appointment there were at least ten people trying to get it. She says they had 37,350 vaccine doses available, which is about 10,000 less than the Friday before.

When the next round of appointments do become available, here's how you can get one.

During the last booking process, many people told First Coast News that they were having issues. This included not being able to click anything to actually book an appointment. Publix issued a statement on its website saying that the link to book an appointment would be made available after a certain period of time if users remain on the page.

Think of it as a virtual waiting room.

"Our vaccine scheduling system is currently live, but full with other customers," said Publix on its website last week. "There is tremendous demand for the vaccine and a limited supply, so please be patient and do not leave the page. If room becomes available, this page will display instructions on how to book an appointment. This page will refresh every minute."

Locally, the appointments can only be made in St Johns County and Flagler counties but you don't have to be a resident to apply.

Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

Click here to make an appointment when the next ones become available.

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