VDH Announces Roll Out of Vaccination Program at CVS Pharmacy
(RICHMOND, VA.) CVS Pharmacy has begun registering Virginians age 65 and older who are within the Phase 1b eligibility guidelines for vaccinations as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. As of today, eligible individuals can register at https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine. CVS will begin administering vaccinations on Friday, February 12.
VDH worked closely with CVS over the last week to ensure that the CVS system follows Virginia’s priority guidelines and to provide an advance opportunity for eligible individuals already registered on VDH waiting lists. However, due to technological limitations with their national appointment system, CVS is unable to reserve appointments for pre-registered individuals. Virginia will continue to work towards a solution in partnership with other participating states and the federal government.
The federal program will supplement existing vaccination programs by providing 26,000 more vaccines to Virginians. CVS is the first of Virginia’s pharmacy partners in the federal pharmacy partnership to move forward with vaccinations. More pharmacies and more locations are expected to start vaccinating patients in the future.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination is a public-private partnership. between pharmacy companies and the federal government. Pharmacy companies receive vaccines directly from the federal government through the partnership program. Initially, the federal government asked states to limit distribution to one pharmacy chain partner. CVS Health is the initial pharmacy partner for the program in Virginia.
The appointment for the second vaccination will be made when the first vaccination appointment is scheduled. Those without online access can contact CVS Customer Service at (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.
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February 9, 2021 @ 2:32 pm
My 80 yr old husband registered weeks ago with VDH as instructed. Now if I read the above information correctly the CVS national adp system cannot access this list and will move on to vaccinate those who are just now registering. Could you screw it up any more? VDH sounded organized but all the info is now different and utterly confusing. GIVE US CLARITY!!!
February 9, 2021 @ 3:05 pm
A tad confusing.
February 9, 2021 @ 5:39 pm
When can I get my shot on 62 medical problems
February 9, 2021 @ 9:14 pm
I want to know that too. I’m 64 and have COPD and hypertension. There are 2 groups who are by far the most affected by covid-19 when it comes to serious disease and death. That is those over 65 and those with underlying conditions. One group has been left out. I’ve spent a year practically in isolation and it has really affected me in several ways
February 9, 2021 @ 7:33 pm
How do you register?
February 9, 2021 @ 7:33 pm
I am 70 yrs old have high bp, thyroid problems , high cholesterol,
February 9, 2021 @ 7:37 pm
When will CVS in Front Royal, Virginia have the vaccine?
February 9, 2021 @ 7:39 pm
Are any CVS stores located in Winchester Virginia set to provide vaccines?
February 9, 2021 @ 7:50 pm
February 9, 2021 @ 7:51 pm
Disappointing that all clinics are booked on the first day!! When is the next clinic? I’ve been Registered at VDH for about two months.
February 9, 2021 @ 7:52 pm
I’m only 62 but have mestitic breast cancer and I am on going treatment when will I be eligible for the vaccine.
February 9, 2021 @ 7:54 pm
I live in smyth county and I am 66 years old where can I get appointment to get vaccination
February 9, 2021 @ 7:54 pm
I am 63 but have severe Asthma. I should be able to make an appointment, but it will not let me. What can I do to make an appointment?
February 9, 2021 @ 8:16 pm
Already fully booked? This is appalling – not able to coordinate with the state appointments system – unbelievable. How many people have already ‘gamed’ the system while those of us who really need to be vaccinated and follow the rules are bypassed.
February 10, 2021 @ 9:14 am
What happened to South Boston? We are registered with VDH, but seems we are still left out. 77 and 76 years old
February 9, 2021 @ 8:17 pm
You should not put schedules on the internet if you don’t have the doses.
February 9, 2021 @ 8:32 pm
We were told couldn’t sign up till the11th and yet all appointments are already booked. How did this happen ????
February 9, 2021 @ 8:41 pm
Will CVS be offering the COVID vaccine or not?
February 9, 2021 @ 8:44 pm
My granddaughter,Isabella Franco, is 17 and works for Kroger as a grocery worker. Because of her age under 18 they won’t give her the Pfizer vaccine. How can she get a vaccine so she can be work and be safe from customers.
February 9, 2021 @ 8:54 pm
CVS site does not allow for an individual under the age of 64 with an underlying condition to register as per state guidelines.
February 9, 2021 @ 10:53 pm
My husband and I are in the 1b. But my concern is for my girlfriend who is 82 years old. A retired nurse who in the past 3 years has been treated for cancer and at this time still has 3 lumps on her lungs .
Please help she does not have internet lives alone and has only a flip phone. She served as a nurse for troubled children for the past 29 years