CVS to offer Pfizer booster shot at various Texas locations

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, is a CVS Pharmacy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, is a CVS Pharmacy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Pfizer booster shot is now available to eligible populations at various CVS Pharmacy locations, according to a release from CVS.

The company said the booster shot will be available at 495 locations in Texas, beginning Friday, Sept. 24.

CVS provided the following recommendations regarding eligibility for the booster shot:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risk.
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • Eligible individuals interested in receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster or their initial vaccine series can make an appointment at CVS.com.
  • Advanced scheduling is strongly recommended for individuals looking to receive the booster shot to ensure that it is available at the pharmacy location of their choice.

To see if a CVS pharmacy near you has the booster shots available, click here.