CVS to offer COVID-19 vaccine at 40 California pharmacies

Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 20:21:22-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Beginning Feb. 25, CVS will administer COVID-19 vaccines at 40 pharmacies throughout California.

CVS Health announced in a news release that eligible residents can register for an appointment online, through the CVS Pharmacy app, or by calling 800-746-7287. You must have an appointment to receive a vaccine. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in California will be available to individuals meeting state criteria, which will be confirmed by the state.

Exact locations were not announced, however, the vaccines will be administered at pharmacies in La Mesa, San Diego, El Cajon, Spring Valley, and Chula Vista. In total, CVS will administer vaccines in 17 states as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

"We're also making significant progress in reaching vulnerable communities, which will continue to be an essential part of our vaccination effort," aid Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health.

As more supply becomes available through the federal program, the company will expand to additional states while increasing the number of stores offering vaccinations. CVS Pharmacy has the capacity to administer 20-25 million shots per month.