Where will you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Target, Walmart, Walgreens, stadiums, more – CNET


COVID-19 vaccines will be available at Walgreen’s, CVS and other health facilities.

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The US has vaccinated roughly 14.3 million people since being approved in December. And if you’re one of the first out of hundreds of millions of Americans waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need to know where to get your shot, which depending on where you live, could be the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. And just like the number of available doses, where you can go to get vaccinated will likely be limited at first.

President-elect Joe Biden said that once he’s in office, he will amp up COVID-19 vaccine delivery to get as many people vaccinated as possible — his goal is 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days of his presidency. He intends to use high school gyms and NFL stadiums as vaccination sites in order to speed up the vaccination process. 

New federal guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is opening the vaccine to anyone over the age of 65, as well as anyone who is immunocompromised.

Once it’s your turn, you’ll want to call your health insurance provider for the best options to make sure you’re fully covered, as some venues could charge an administration fee. Also note that smaller hospitals may receive a smaller number of COVID-19 vaccines at this time, with larger health facilities that have the most coronavirus patients expected to get a larger majority to start.

Each state will need to approve hundreds of thousands of proposed vaccine distribution sites, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Here’s where can get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn.

Read also: What is a COVID-19 vaccination card and how will you use it?

Where will I be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Now that the vaccine against the coronavirus is ready, you may have your choice of providers when you receive your inoculation. All of that will depend on which vaccine brand or type is available near where you live. You may have fewer choices if you’re in one of the first groups to receive the immunization. More options may be ready by the time there are enough vaccine doses for people in later groups. 

Read more: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, even with long-term data lacking

Again, the facilities that are able to offer the vaccine will need to get their protocols up and running, gain approval to officially distribute the vaccination and receive enough doses to treat members of the local population. Here’s a running list of places that will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine, with links to more information. 

For more information on the coronavirus vaccine, here’s why you should wear a mask even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, here’s who will get the COVID-19 vaccine next and all the different types of COVID-19 vaccines that people could get.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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