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Local Pharmacies Begin Offering Covid-19 Vaccines to Teachers Under 50

CVS Pharmacy is offering the vaccine in 24 cities across the state, including Bradenton; Publix will open its vaccine registration to educators on March 5.

By Allison Forsyth March 4, 2021

On Wednesday, March 3, CVS Pharmacies in Florida began vaccinating educators and daycare workers of all ages, despite the state's current guidelines to only vaccinate teachers over the age of 50. CVS Pharmacy will administer vaccinations in 24 cities across Florida as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Bradenton is included in the list of locations; however, appointments are currently fully booked, so check back frequently for openings.

The move comes after the Biden Administration put out national guidelines for vaccinating educators, daycare workers and preschool teachers, no matter their age, earlier this week. CVS Pharmacy is adhering to the federal regulations along with Publix, Walmart and Walgreens, whose pharmacies are expected to provide vaccinations to school teachers in the coming month. Publix will open its vaccine registration system to Florida K-12 and child care teachers of all ages on Friday, March 5, and will schedule vaccination appointments on Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9.

If you are a local educator wishing to get vaccinated, visit CVS Pharmacy's website for more details.

For more information, and to schedule a vaccine appointment with CVS Pharmacy, click here

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