Publix will begin offering consultations for the COVID-19 vaccine at all 730 of its in-store pharmacies, the Lakeland grocer revealed Thursday.Starting Friday morning, Publixs vaccine registration system will have the newly expanded schedule and include 136 brand-new stores in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The consultation system likewise will consist of slots in Citrus and Hernando counties, which had actually been stopped briefly due to vaccine shipment delays last week.”Were delighted to bring consultation chances to each of our in-store Florida drug stores,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said in a statement. “We understand how crucial this vaccine is to individuals we serve, and we are grateful we can expand our ability to assist our communities during this time of need.”Publix was the first retail pharmacy to partner with the state to administer the Moderna vaccine in Florida. Now, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores likewise are providing the vaccine throughout the state.Floridians who are 65 years or older or work as frontline health care employees are eligible to get the vaccine from a retail pharmacist. Consultations can be made just through Publixs online system at publix.com/covidvaccine.The new set of visits will go up online Friday at 7 a.m.The online booking systems will usually open with new visits every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, according to Publix. However appointment slots throughout each launch will vary and might not include every taking part store or county. – – – HOW CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN FLORIDA: Find the current numbers for your county, city or zip code.VACCINES Q & & A: Have coronavirus vaccine concerns? We have answers, Florida.FACE MASKS: Read the current on standards, suggestions for comfort and long-term wearGET THE DAYSTARTER MORNING UPDATE: Sign up to get the most up-to-date information.THE CORONAVIRUS SCRAPBOOK: We gathered your stories, pictures, songs, recipes, journals and more to reveal what life has been like during the pandemic.A TRIBUTE TO THE FLORIDIANS TAKEN BY THE CORONAVIRUS: They were moms and dads and retirees, policemans and doctors, imperfect however liked deeply.HAVE A TIP?: Send us confidential news tipsWere striving to bring you the newest news on the coronavirus in Florida. This effort takes a lot of resources to gather and update. If you havent already subscribed, please think about purchasing a print or digital subscription.