Walgreens, CVS to Offer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots

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Walgreens and CVS are now offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all eligible people, the companies announced Friday.

The pharmacy chains said booster shots will now be available in stores nationwide following announcements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"We have the experience and the infrastructure to play a leading role in administering booster shots to eligible populations," said Dr. Troyen A. Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health. "We also continue to make it as convenient as possible for the unvaccinated to receive their first doses."

“Walgreens has played a vital role in responding to COVID-19 as millions have turned to us as a convenient vaccination destination and critical point of community care,” John Standley, president of Walgreens, said in a statement. “In addition to providing booster shots, our pharmacy teams remain readily available to advise patients, address questions and co-administer flu and COVID-19 primary vaccines to help protect our communities.”

Beginning Saturday, eligible people can schedule appointments at Walgreens for their booster shots, along with additional immunizations such as the flu shot, here, or by calling 1-800-Walgreens. New patients will be required to verify their eligibility, the company said.

At CVS, those eligible are encouraged to make an appointment at CVS.com or MinuteClinic.com "to ensure they are able to access the correct vaccine at a convenient time and location."

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