RICHMOND, Va. -- Select CVS Pharmacies in Virginia will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at their stores as soon as next week, the company announced Tuesday.
CVS officials said the first shipment of doses is set to arrive in Virginia on Feb. 9, with the first round of administration beginning Feb. 11.
Virginia and 11 other states will take part in the launch of the program.
The vaccine will be available in Bedford, Blacksburg, Chesapeake, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Stafford, and Virginia Beach.
CVS said Virginia stores will initially receive 28,000 doses, which are supplied through the company’s partnership with the federal government.
Doses will be administered only to those who register, and are only be available to those who meet the state’s vaccination criteria -- which is those who qualify under Phase 1A and 1B in most instances currently.
To register, visit CVS.com, use the CVS Pharmacy app or call (800) 746-7287 if you do not have access to a computer.
Registration for slots will not begin before Feb. 9, a company official said.
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