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Below are the latest schedules and information for public COVID-19 vaccinations in Southwest Florida.

Florida Department of Health has a vaccine locator to confirm vaccine locations and contact information in the state.

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  • Eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida includes all persons 18 years of age and older.
  • The FDA has approved Pfizer vaccines for children aged 12-17. They also must have a completed consent form.


Both full-time and seasonal residents are eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccines in Florida. Someone should only get their shot in Florida, however, if they will be in Florida for the time period needed to receive both shots.

Additionally, anyone in the state for the purpose of providing goods or services is also eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida.


Eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine includes all persons 12 years of age and older.

Those ages 12 to 17 are eligible only for the Pfizer vaccine.

Publix pharmacies

Publix pharmacies are now accepting walk-ins for the vaccine shot, either Moderna (two doses) or Johnson & Johnson (one dose), subject to availability. Both vaccines can only be given to those 18 years old and up.

To make an appointment, you must reserve your spot online and not in person or by phone. For more information on those times and to reserve a slot, click here.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies

All Florida Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy locations are now offering walk-in vaccination appointments. Membership is not required to get a vaccination at Sam’s Club.

To schedule in advance, go to: or

Winn-Dixie pharmacies

Accepting walk-ins and appointments. They offer all three manufactures: Moderna and Pfizer (two doses) or Johnson & Johnson (one dose), subject to availability. The Pfizer vaccine is approved only for those 12 and up. Moderna can be administered to those at least 16 years of age.

If you prefer an appointment, click here.

CVS pharmacies

Accepting walk-ins and appointments. Each store can administer up to 100 doses per day. To check for availability, go to

Walgreens pharmacies

Accepting walk-ins and appointments. You will be required to create and sign into a Walgreens online account to book your vaccine appointment. To check for an appointment time visit:

Costco Wholesale pharmacies

You do not need to be a Costco club member to schedule a vaccine. To check for an appointment time visit:



See a full list of vaccine locations, including local health departments. Search the vaccine locator here.


For the latest information and answers specifically for veterans visit

Homebound Veterans and COVID-19

Florida Department of Health and the Florida Division of Emergency Management is coordinating with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to identify veterans of World War II and the Korean War who are unable to travel to receive a vaccine.

Follow THIS LINK to enter your contact information or call (850) 487-1533, extension 9 for details.

Homebound Seniors

All homebound seniors can email [email protected] to request an at-home vaccination service.


As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office advises to be aware of emerging fraud schemes, such as:

  • Calls asking to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine.
  • Calls asking to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access.
  • Advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, email, telephone calls, online or from unsolicited/unknown sources.
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for payment.
  • Requests from someone unknown to an individual asking for a social security number, bank account information or credit card information.

If you believe you have been the victim of COVID-19 fraud can report it to:

  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office fraud line – 258-3292
  • HHS-OIG Hotline: 1-800-HHS-TIPS or log on to
  • FBI Hotline: 1-800-CALL-FBI
  • CMS/Medicare Hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE

You will never be asked to give out credit card information or a Social Security number to schedule an appointment for a vaccine. If someone asks, hang up and report it.


Writer:WINK News
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