All CVS, CVS y mas and Navarro Discount Pharmacies in Florida are now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations. The change comes a day after President Joe Biden issued a federal mandate requiring pharmacies in the federal retail pharmacy program to offer walk-in vaccinations.
CVS Health, which owns all three stores, made the announcement in a news release Wednesday, May 5. Same-day appointments will also be available online at CVS.com. There are 782 stores in Florida.
Same-day vaccination appointments also began Wednesday at all Walgreens stores in Florida. Some Walgreen stores last week began accepting walk-ins, including in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Publix, which is also part of the federal pharmacy program, has not announced whether it plans to offer walk-in vaccinations in Florida. Publix stores in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee began accepting walk-ins Monday.
Publix did not immediately respond to the Miami Herald’s inquiry.
Do Walmart and Winn-Dixie require COVID vaccine appointments?
Walmart and Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced that all of its stores in Florida were offering walk-up vaccinations.
Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Mas and Harveys began offering walk-up vaccinations last week.
All of these companies are part of the federal retail pharmacy program and are still giving people the option to schedule appointments online.