CVS Pharmacy on Feb. 11 will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines at 100 locations across California, including in at least three Bay Area communities, as part of an 11-state rollout, the company announced Tuesday.
The vaccinations will be provided only to eligible populations and only by appointment, which will become available for booking as early as Feb. 9 as stores receive vaccine shipments, the company said.
Among the Bay Area locations are those in Sunnyvale, San Francisco and Sonoma. The company said it plans to expand the program to more locations with the goal of administering 20 million to 25 million shots a month across the U.S.
"I’ll have my doctor write up something because I am a Type 1 diabetic so I need to get it now," said Nicole Durkan of Sonoma. "It is dangerous for me just to be out and about so I’m very much looking forward to it."
Other California locations include those in Agoura Hills, Bakersfield, Carmel, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Clovis, Eureka, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Newport Beach, San Diego, Ventura and Yuba City.
The initial rollout in California is limited to about 81,900 doses, CVS said.
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Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service at 800-746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.