If You Live in These States, You Can Now Get Vaccinated at CVS

Select locations in 11 states are now administering the COVID vaccine.

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As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, state and federal officials have been trying to make the shot more accessible, and one of the key ways to do that is to make it available at the places people are used to getting vaccinated: local pharmacies. As one of the largest pharmacy chains in the U.S., CVS joined the ranks this week with select pharmacies across 11 states administering the COVID vaccine to those who are eligible. To find out if your state's CVS locations will have the vaccine, read on, and for more places you may be able to get your shot, check out If You Live in These States, You Can Now Get Vaccinated at Walgreens.

You're likely start to see more COVID vaccination sites popping up in your area thanks to the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a collaboration between the federal government, states, and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CVS partnered with the program to get approximately 250,000 vaccine doses from the government. The company plans to expand to additional states and stores as more vaccines are produced, aiming to administer 20 to 25 million shots per month.

Part of the challenge with the vaccine rollout up until this point has been that Americans aren't accustomed to going to clinics or hospitals to receive their shots; providing vaccinations at local pharmacies should make the rollout smoother, as is the White House's goal. "Millions of Americans turn to their local pharmacies every day for their medicines, flu shots, and much more," White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients said at a Feb. 2 press briefing, as CNN reports. "Pharmacies are readily accessible in most communities, with most Americans living within five miles of a pharmacy."

In a statement, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health Karen S. Lynch said: "Our presence in communities across the country makes us an ideal partner for administering vaccines in a safe, convenient, and familiar manner."

Read on to see if you might be able to get vaccinated at your local CVS, and for more places to get the shot, If You Live in These States, You Can Now Get Vaccinated at Walmart.

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California

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 100

Number of doses available: 81,900

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Connecticut

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 12

Number of doses available: 6,800

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Hawaii

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 7

Number of doses available: 4,400

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Maryland

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 18

Number of doses available: 11,000

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Massachusetts

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 18

Number of doses available: 21,600

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New Jersey

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 27

Number of doses available: 19,900

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New York

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 32

Number of doses available: 20,600

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Rhode Island

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 4

Number of doses available: 3,400

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South Carolina

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 17

Number of doses available: 15,300

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Texas

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 70

Number of doses available: 38,000

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Virginia

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Number of CVS locations that will have the vaccine: 28

Number of doses available: 26,000

And if you're struggling to get a time slot for your shot, check out Dr. Fauci Says You'll Easily Get a Vaccine Appointment After This Date

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Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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