Walgreens pharmacies will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia starting February 24, according to a release by the company.
On Tuesday morning the Walgreens website showed available vaccine appointments in our area but once a visitor got to the screen and hit schedule it showed no appointments. It appears this means they are still on track to begin offering slots beginning Wednesday.
Walgreens will administer 3,510 vaccines in Virginia in the initial allotment.
Earlier in February, Walgreens began in-store vaccinations in 17 states and jurisdictions as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The company administered nearly all 180,000 doses of the first weekly vaccination allotment within three days.
Walgreens pharmacies will now receive a weekly allocation of more than 480,000 vaccine doses and support administration in 23 states including Virginia and North Carolina, as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
While supply remains limited, individuals eligible to receive the vaccine under the federal and state programs can schedule appointments with Walgreens by clicking here or through their state department of health website.
In addition, VDH says other pharmacies are going to begin vaccinating people as well, including Walmart, Kroger, and Harris Teeter.