WOONSOCKET, R.I.— In an ongoing effort to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and help the country move forward from the pandemic, CVS Health announced Monday that it will begin vaccinating eligible populations on Wednesday, March 31 at two select CVS Pharmacy locations in Delaware, five select CVS Pharmacy locations in New Mexico, six select CVS Pharmacy locations in Washington and two select CVS Pharmacy locations in West Virginia.
The new CVS Pharmacy locations add to hundreds of stores already administering the vaccine and continue the company’s retail vaccination efforts across the country that began in February.
For the select retail locations that will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on March 31, appointments will start to become available for booking on Tuesday, March 30, as the store receives shipments of vaccine. Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Delaware will be administered to individuals meeting state criteria, as well as K-12 teachers and staff and childcare workers. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.
“We’re proud to play a part in increasing access to the vaccine to as many people as possible to enable reopening efforts in the communities we serve,” said Neela Montgomery, president of CVS Pharmacy and executive vice president, CVS Health. “Feedback on every aspect of the vaccination process has been incredibly positive, from the digital experience to interacting with our team of health care professionals whose incredible efforts are helping to move us one step closer towards a healthier post-COVID world.”
There is no cost for the vaccine to patients with insurance or through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration program for uninsured patients.
The new sites in Delaware (Kent and New Castle counties), New Mexico (Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Santa Fe), Washington (Burien, Lakewood and Seattle) and West Virginia (Charleston and Huntington) are among hundreds of CVS Pharmacy locations across 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico where the company is administering COVID-19 vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and, in some cases, with state supply.
Vaccines will eventually be administered at CVS Pharmacy locations throughout the country subject to product availability, with the capacity to administer 20 – 25 million shots per month.