Update: CVS Pharmacy delays administration of COVID-19 vaccines by one day

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Some CVS Pharmacy locations in El Paso will start administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents on Friday, one day later than the pharmacy chain had originally announced.

CVS Health will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible populations at a limited number of CVS Pharmacy locations in El Paso on Friday.

Vaccinations were originally scheduled to begin on Thursday, but in order to ensure in-store availability, the start date has been moved to Friday, according to a company spokesperson.

Vaccines in a retail setting will be offered on an appointment-only basis via CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and those without online access can contact customer service at (800) 746-7287. The scheduling system will open on Thursday — not Tuesday, as originally planned.

Individuals 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.

Earlier:

Some CVS Pharmacy locations in El Paso will start administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents on Feb. 11.

Appointments can be reserved as early as Feb. 9 as stores receive shipments of the vaccine. The list of specific stores will be available on the CVS website as stores receive shipments of vaccine and appointments become available.

Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app or by calling CVS customer service line at (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations will not be provided.

The El Paso program is part of a vaccine rollout at 70 CVS Pharmacy locations across Texas. Supply for the limited rollout in the state, which is sourced directly from the federal pharmacy partnership program, will be approximately 38,000 total doses.

Participating CVS Pharmacies in Texas include Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, Midland, Plano, San Antonio, and Waco. As more supply becomes available the company will expand to more locations and offer additional appointments.

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