CONNECTICUT — CVS will begin to administer coronavirus vaccines next week at stores across Connecticut.
About 6,800 vaccine doses will be distributed at 12 CVS stores starting Thursday, Feb. 11. Bookings will begin as early as Monday.
CVS said stores in these nine communities will distribute the vaccine:
- North Haven
As more supply becomes available the company will expand to more locations and offer additional appointments.
“One of our greatest strengths as a company is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us an ideal partner for administering vaccines in a safe, convenient, and familiar manner,” said Karen S. Lynch, president and chief executive officer, CVS Health.
“We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our frontline colleagues whose dedication has allowed us to deliver care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”
Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Connecticut will be available to individuals meeting state criteria, which will confirmed by the state in advance of the rollout.
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.
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The availability of COVID-19 vaccines in Connecticut is part of an initial 11 state rollout and includes approximately 335 CVS Pharmacy locations across California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Vaccines will eventually be available at CVS Pharmacy locations throughout the country subject to product availability, with the capacity to administer 20 – 25 million shots per month.
In addition to making COVID-19 vaccines available in local pharmacy locations, CVS Health says it continues to make progress in its effort to vaccinate residents and staff at more than 570 long-term care facilities across Connecticut.
As made clear by regularly updated data CVS Health makes publicly available, first doses at all facilities in the state that selected CVS Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations will be complete by mid-February with second doses well underway, according to the release.