CVS Health will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible people on February 11 at 100 CVS Pharmacy branches across California, the company announced on Tuesday.
People can start making appointments at participating stores as early as February 9, as stores receive vaccine shipments.
“The list of specific stores will be available on CVS.com as stores receive vaccine shipments and appointments become available,” a spokesperson told The Times of San Diego. “The communities listed in [our] press release are not the only communities where we will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in our CVS pharmacies. “
The supply for the limited deployment in the state, which comes directly from the Federal Pharmaceutical Partnership Program, will be approximately 81,900 doses.
Participating CVS pharmacies are located in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, La Jolla and elsewhere in San Diego, the company said.
As the offer becomes available, the company will expand to more locations and offer additional appointments.
“One of our greatest strengths as a business is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us an ideal partner to deliver vaccines in a safe, convenient and familiar way,” said Karen S Lynch, President and CEO of CVS Health. “We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our frontline colleagues whose dedication has enabled us to provide care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”
Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in California will be available to individuals meeting state criteria, which will be confirmed by the state prior to deployment.
Patients must pre-register on CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and those without online access can contact CVS Customer Service: (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations will not be provided.
Availability of COVID-19 vaccines in California is part of an initial rollout in 11 states and includes approximately 335 CVS pharmacies across Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
Vaccines will eventually be available at CVS Pharmacy branches across the country subject to product availability, with the capacity to deliver 20 to 25 million vaccines per month.