Walgreens Opens New Vaccine Appointments in North Carolina
February 17, 2021
A recent WAVY article titled "Walgreens Begins Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments in NC
" describes a new way to get a COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina.
On Tuesday morning, Walgreens opened its website for people to schedule vaccine appointments in different parts of the country. Despite some users reporting problems accessing the system, the pharmacy store chain is preparing to begin this new round of vaccinations on Friday.
While there's been no information about specific locations in North Carolina, it is known that 31,200 new doses of the vaccine will go to 300 stores in the state, leaving 100 shots for individual sites. According to WNCN reporter Colleen Quigley, Elizabeth City, Edenton, and Kitty Hawk are all expected to get a new supply of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Walgreens has stated that the number of vaccines allocated to this initiative is limited and separate from the federal government's weekly supply. On that note, North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen, says that "Walgreens gets that allocation directly from the Federal government. It does not come through our state allocation which is different from the long-term care program which is also run through Walgreens and CVS; that did come from our state allocation."
Appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine will be limited to people 65 years and older and health care workers, as per state guidelines. After completing the online registration on the Walgreens website
, eligible individuals will have to fill out a consent form and present it on the day of the appointment, along with valid work or government ID.
Read the complete article here: Walgreens Begins Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments in NC