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CVS pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines next week at 28 locations across Virginia, including Roanoke, Blacksburg, Bedford, Lynchburg and Martinsville. Sign-ups will be possible starting next Tuesday at the CVS web site and app or by phone, and the vaccinations will begin two days later. The drug chain says it is initially being allotted 26,000 doses statewide, and the vaccines will be administered only to those in eligible groups. 

Click here for the signup page that is scheduled to open to Virginians February 9.

NEWS RELEASE: WOONSOCKET, R.I.Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the company’s comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations on Thursday, February 11 at 28 CVS Pharmacy locations across Virginia.

For CVS Pharmacy locations that will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on February 11, appointments will become available for booking as early as February 9 as stores receive shipments of vaccine.

Supply for the limited rollout in the state, which is sourced directly from the federal pharmacy partnership program, will be approximately 26,000 total doses. Participating CVS Pharmacies are in communities throughout Virginia, including BedfordBlacksburgChesapeakeFredericksburgLynchburgMartinsvilleNewport NewsNorfolkRichmondRoanokeStafford, and Virginia Beach. As more supply becomes available the company will expand to more locations and offer additional appointments.

“One of our greatest strengths as a company is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us an ideal partner for administering vaccines in a safe, convenient, and familiar manner,” said Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health. “We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our frontline colleagues whose dedication has allowed us to deliver care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”

Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia will be available to individuals meeting state criteria, which will confirmed by the state in advance of the rollout. Patients must register in advance at or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.

The availability of COVID-19 vaccines in Virginia is part of an initial 11 state rollout and includes approximately 335 CVS Pharmacy locations across CaliforniaConnecticutHawaiiMarylandMassachusettsNew JerseyNew YorkRhode IslandSouth Carolina, and Texas. Vaccines will eventually be available at CVS Pharmacy locations throughout the country subject to product availability, with the capacity to administer 20 – 25 million shots per month.

In addition to making COVID-19 vaccines available in local pharmacy locations, CVS Health continues to make progress in its effort to vaccinate residents and staff at more than 870 long-term care facilities across Virginia. As made clear by regularly updated data CVS Health makes publicly available, first doses at all facilities in the state that selected CVS Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations will be complete by mid-February with second doses well underway.1