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CVS offering walk-in same-day vaccine appointments

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Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 9:01 AM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: CVS Health is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 342 locations in Virginia, with no appointment necessary.

Same-day scheduling, including appointments as soon as one hour from time of scheduling, is also available at CVS.com. The company’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduler is updated throughout the day to account for same-day cancellations.

EARLIER STORY: As previously announced, CVS Health will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to those 65 and older at a limited number of CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia and ten other states. Vaccinations were originally scheduled to begin February 11, but to ensure in-store availability, the company says, the start date has been moved to February 12.

Those interested must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. People without online access can contact customer service at 800-746-7287. Due to high demand, CVS recommends checking back often if no appointment is available right away.

Per the guidance of the VA Department of Health, only people who are on their local health departments’ wait lists are eligible to schedule their appointments at CVS Pharmacy.

Click here for the CVS COVID fact page.

People eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations are asked to use the appropriate digital channels or contact customer service to check for appointment availability, as opposed to contacting individual CVS Pharmacy locations. Because active stores will change regularly based on vaccine supply, CVS Health will not provide a full list of participating locations, according to the company.

This is a limited rollout, according to CVS, sourced from the federal pharmacy partnership program. About 26,000 doses will be available, according to CVS Health. Participating pharmacies are spread throughout Virginia and include locations in Bedford, Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Martinsville and Roanoke, among others. More locations and appointments will become available as the vaccine supply increases.

More information can be found here.

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