Publix announces how to pick between Johnson & Johnson, Moderna vaccines upon registration

When you register for a vaccine through Publix now, you will have a choice between the double-dose Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

On Monday, Publix announced that they will begin distributing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. They will also continue to distribute the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses spaced out with 28 days in between.

To allow residents to choose between the two vaccines, Publix says that those who take advantage of their Wednesday scheduling events will receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Monday and Friday portal reopenings will be reserved for the Moderna vaccine.

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This registration change will begin on Wednesday, March 10th when the portal reopens at 7 a.m. 

Those eligible to sign up for a vaccine include:

  • All Florida residents 65 years of age and older
  • Florida K-12 teachers and personnel of any age
  • Medically vulnerable residents with a physician-signed form 
  • Law enforcement 50 years of age or older

Appointments can be made at

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"Our collaboration with Governor DeSantis continues to bring needed vaccine doses to residents of Florida, and we are privileged to be part of this critical effort," said Publix CEO Todd Jones. "With each new shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, we are able to serve more people and more communities in our home state."

The State of Florida requires individuals receiving their first vaccine dose to provide proof of residency, such as an ID or utility bill. 

All 730 Publix pharmacies in Florida now offer the COVID-19 vaccine.


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