Publix cancels Floridians’ next chance to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments as winter weather delays shipments

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Publix canceled Wednesday’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling event due to weather-related vaccine shipment delays, our sister station WFTV first reported.

Publix officials said the change is due to weather-related issues preventing the government’s delivery of allotted COVID-19 vaccines.

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“We know how important administering this vaccine is, so we deeply regret the need to cancel Wednesday’s scheduling event,” Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous said in a statement. “Once additional vaccine is received, we will announce the next opportunity for vaccine appointment scheduling.”

Publix said appointments scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday are not impacted by the change.

Other counties across Florida are also reporting vaccine shipment delays due to weather.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County tweeted that the Florida Department of Emergency Management informed officials there that there may be vaccine supply delays due to winter weather conditions across the country.

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