Local Publix Stores Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations Beginning Thursday

January 13, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at Publix stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties beginning Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced.

The vaccine will be available at no cost at six Publix locations in Escambia County and five in Santa Rosa County for residents 65 and older by appointment only. Appointments can be made beginning Wednesday at publix.com/covid-vaccine. Each location will be able to administer 100-125 vaccinations per day.

Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.

“Publix has done a great job with this,” DeSantis said during a news conference Tuesday morning in Niceville. “We knew that they would because people love Publix in Florida.”

The local distribution is an expansion of a pilot program in Citrus, Hernando, and Marion counties.

Vaccines will be available at the following local Publix stores:

Escambia County

  • 13390 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola
  • 5055 North 9th Ave., Pensacola
  • 9251 University Parkway, Pensacola
  • 5998 Mobile Highway, Pensacola
  • 2180 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola
  • 1100 E. Cervantes St., Pensacola

Santa Rosa County

  • 852 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze
  • 1430 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze
  • 8244 Navarre Parkway, Navarre
  • 4739 Highway 90, Pace
  • 5580 Woodbine Road, Pace

Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.

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40 Responses to “Local Publix Stores Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations Beginning Thursday”

  1. Lynn Yeatts on January 13th, 2021 1:47 pm

    Publix, is this a joke or what ? I have been checking for hours and hours. Not once has there been an appointment form to fill out. Guess we are all gonna die of STRESS trying to get the vaccine !!!!!!!

  2. Steve Lopes on January 13th, 2021 1:41 pm

    My wife and I are 76 and I am especially in need of the COVID Vaccine as I have had open heart surgery and have a pacemaker and difribulator
    And also I am a type 2 diabetic
    When can we sign up for the first shot

  3. Sarah Ostby on January 13th, 2021 1:37 pm

    Need 2 shots, for my husband and myself

  4. Sue Queen on January 13th, 2021 1:25 pm

    Having difficulty talking to anyone by phone or locating a sign-in appointment site. I am 82 and want this vaccination.

  5. Diane Lindemann on January 13th, 2021 1:25 pm

    Over 65

  6. Ansuya Amin on January 13th, 2021 1:25 pm

    I am 78 yrs old and needs vaccination. its very hard to find where tomakeappointments. there is not any help from any place.how often you have to check computer to check if we can make appointment. Peolpe that aer older like me are not taken care off. I have sisters in London as soon as vaccination started they called them and got vaccination. Here I have tomake appt and that too look in for appt is available.

  7. Linda Sabatino on January 13th, 2021 1:22 pm

    I’m 68 yrs old. I’ve been trying to get on Publix website to register for an appt. can’t get one. Very frustrating!

  8. Richard Mazursky on January 13th, 2021 1:21 pm

    I am 76 years old with Parkinsons Disease

    My wife Joanne Mazursky is 73 years old

    we both need the vaccine

  9. Joan Bush on January 13th, 2021 1:08 pm

    been trying all day an they told me you just aren’t up an to keep trying i am 81myhusband 77 hope the sight soon come up to fill out

  10. alan branch on January 13th, 2021 12:54 pm

    need vaccine for myself and wife. both over 65 and compromised health

  11. Michaele Hackett on January 13th, 2021 12:44 pm

    Would like an appointment. I am 75

  12. Cindy Turman on January 13th, 2021 12:21 pm

    I am a healthcare provider and need appointment for the COVID vaccination

  13. Mary Ann Williams on January 13th, 2021 12:21 pm

    I need to schedule 2 appointments fir my self and my fiancé. I am 69 and he is 61z. We started yesterday trying to go online by the Publix.com/Covid vaccine and was at the Publix at Paradise Key and all they say is go to the website. What now. This should have already been figured out by the providers as to how thuu I s should be scheduled. It’s very upsetting. What can we do now?

  14. renate hornig on January 13th, 2021 12:20 pm

    my husband and i 89 and 82 have tried for weeks anywhere to get an appointment
    for covid vacine no luck every time i go on line it is filled up or with publix there is
    no sign up form.

  15. Mary Thompson Overman on January 13th, 2021 12:19 pm

    I felt that if I stayed up until midnight last night CST I might get an appointment for my husband and i. i checked the above website every hour from midnight until 7 m this morning, to no avail. At about 7 this morning CST, when I checked, I received the message that no appointments were available. My question, when were they available? I lost a nights sleep for nothing.

  16. Sheila and Ken Downing on January 13th, 2021 12:07 pm

    We need appointments at Publix @Navarre Pkwy.,Navarre,Fl.

  17. Julia Pearsall on January 13th, 2021 11:54 am

    The first time the link was available it indicated all appointments were filled, try back later. I was able to schedule an appointment for myself through Sacred Heart, but could not get an appointment for my husband despite many attempts. It appears whenever a new source of the vaccine is offered, the system immediately becomes overwhelmed and not available. I know the people who need it the most are not getting appointments. My husband and I meet the criteria, but I know that we are probably not the most at risk of death.

  18. Ida Singleton on January 13th, 2021 11:35 am

    Over age 65 trying to get the vaccine….

  19. Darlene Hachmeister on January 13th, 2021 11:18 am

    Impossible to get appointment for my 82 year old dad. Help.

  20. Monta Stinson on January 13th, 2021 11:16 am

    I have been trying to get appointments. I am 86 years old and I guess I am not fast enough. All filled up.

  21. Monta Stinson on January 13th, 2021 11:13 am

    I and my husband is 86 years old and have not been able to get the injections. Not fast enough. I guess I will have to take my chances.

  22. Paula Austin on January 13th, 2021 11:08 am

    Have exhausted every avenue trying to get appt. for my 93 year old Mom and myself and 75 with copd. Please consider the fact that not everyone can make an appnt. On line. We need a phone number or a location for the elderly with this problem. Thank you.

  23. Valerie Aune on January 13th, 2021 10:49 am

    Need appt.

  24. tg on January 13th, 2021 10:21 am

    Desantis for President.

  25. Jackie Darby on January 13th, 2021 10:18 am

    Can you tell us how to actually try to make an appointment? I am in the link, but it just shows which Publix has the vaccine.

  26. John Earl Watson on January 13th, 2021 10:14 am

    I registered my wife at another Email address hopefully this did not take her off the list. We are both 83 years old.

  27. Carolyn lumpkins on January 13th, 2021 10:12 am

    Is Publix taking appointment in pace fl. It is up and running. Can’t get anywhere

  28. Winona powell on January 13th, 2021 9:51 am

    Am anxious to receive covid vaccine. Age 87 .thanks!

  29. Shirley H. Watson on January 13th, 2021 9:46 am

    I just hope to get the vaccine, the sooner the better.

  30. William D Cole on January 13th, 2021 9:28 am

    I went to the website, http://www.publix.com/covidvaccine. First, tried on 1/13 at 6 AM. The site provided no opportunity to register for an appointment on Thursday 1/14. Tried consistantly for 30 minutes with no success. Then, I went to the closest Publix store on 9th Ave. in Pensacola. Was given a piece of paper stating that vaccines will be provided by appointment only and must be online. The same website noted above was noted. At 8:15 AM, I tried the website again. This time it stated to check back again at another time when more appointments were available. I am totally frustrated. At age 81, I should not be put through this much trouble to get the vaccine.

  31. Bill Flemister on January 13th, 2021 9:20 am

    I’m 76 and want to schedule an appointment for my first dose in St John’s county

  32. Bill Fly on January 13th, 2021 9:19 am

    I’m 76 and want to schedule for my first shot in St. John’s county, fl

  33. Lynne Donovan on January 13th, 2021 9:02 am

    My husband and I want COVID shots

  34. Mary Jo Rakowski on January 13th, 2021 8:45 am

    No appointments available as of 7:44am Wednesday January 13.
    Each location has between 100-125 per day and no appointments available?

  35. Donna Baskette on January 13th, 2021 8:39 am

    Would like appt for vaccine, I am 72, and have COPD

  36. Ann on January 13th, 2021 8:32 am

    What time can can I get an appointment today at Publix 9 mile rd in Pensacola

  37. Me on January 13th, 2021 8:29 am

    Awesome! Thank you Publix! Come on people sign up!! As you just read in North Escambia there were 12 deaths yesterday in our county & only 4 were in long term care facilities!

  38. Ronald Clement on January 13th, 2021 8:22 am

    Been trying to access the appointment link since 0600AM CST this morning. Then at 0715AM CST I get a message that all appointments have been taken to check back at a later date. Straight up garbage and unacceptable Publix Pharmacy and State Health Officials. You need to get the correct information out to the People before talking empty words in front of the cameras and what’s left of the credible press.

  39. Michael Hawley on January 13th, 2021 8:16 am

    tried to log on for cover vaccine at any pensacola for 1 hour this morning, but no portal for appointments that I can find so far, send more info/help if possible,,,thank you 13 Jan 0700

  40. JustSaying on January 13th, 2021 7:18 am

    Starting Wednesday, a link to sign up? Please Publix, don’t be like the county and drop the ball? Where is the link?