CVS to administer COVID-19 vaccines at Texas pharmacies, including San Antonio area

Appointments will be available Feb. 11 for vaccinations starting Feb. 12

FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

SAN ANTONIO – CVS Health will soon begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies across Texas, including San Antonio, according to a news release from the national chain.

Individuals who fall into Tiers 1A and 1B will be eligible to receive the vaccine in certain CVS pharmacies in Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, El Paso, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, Midland, Plano, San Antonio and Waco starting Feb. 12. Initially, the pharmacy had planned on starting Feb. 11, but delayed a day to ensure supply.

As of Feb. 24, the locations administering the vaccine in the San Antonio area include one San Antonio location, one in Schertz , one in New Braunfels and one in Canyon Lake. More locations are expected to be announced as the pharmacy chain secures more vaccine doses.

Appointments will be available to book online at CVS.com or through the CVS app starting Feb. 11. People without online access can call the customer service line at 800-746-7287 to schedule an appointment beginning on that date. Walk-in appointments will not be provided.

The news release did not specify which of its locations will be participating in the program.

CVS is ramping up their program as every state works on vaccinating eligible populations across the country. The pharmacy chain will also begin administering the vaccine in 10 other states, including California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Previously, CVS was only administering vaccines to residents and staffs of long-term care facilities.

Appointments will likely be limited. Supply is limited in the state, according to the news release, and CVS has secured 38,000 total doses for Texas pharmacies.

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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.