Publix Changes COVID Vaccine Appointment Process & Prioritizes Teachers

Now that Publix has received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the supermarket is changing up its appointment-scheduling process.

In order to give customers their choice of vaccine for COVID-19, Wednesday's appointment-scheduling event will be specifically for those wanting the single-dose J & J product and those appointments will be set for Saturday or Sunday.

Mondays and Fridays will be for the two-shot vaccine from Moderna.

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Publix also announcing on Monday that it is following the direction of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program in allowing teachers and other K-12 school staff of any age to get vaccinated. After those in the prioritized group are finished making appointments, any remaining appointments will be available to other eligible groups.

Those groups include firefighters and sworn members of law enforcement ages 50 and older, individuals who are 65 and older and adults under the age of 65 who are determined to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by a physician. Also eligible for the vaccine are health care professionals with direct patient contact and residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.

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