CVS Pharmacy issued a news release stating seven CVS pharmacies across Louisiana will have COVID-19 vaccine doses starting Thursday.
“It is absolutely critical that people in Louisiana have access to the COVID-19 vaccine in their communities in a familiar setting like a pharmacy,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “I am thrilled CVS is joining as a partner for the federal pharmacy program in Louisiana, as it will increase our ability to see even more Louisianans go sleeves-up as we work to end the pandemic.”
Appointments will start to become available for booking Wednesday, to individuals meeting state criteria, as stores receive shipments of vaccine doses.
Persons must register in advance at CVS.com 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.
“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,” CVS Health President and CEO Karen S. Lynch said in a statement.
“We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our front-line colleagues whose dedication has allowed us to deliver care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, will be provide the supply of approximately 9,300 total weekly doses. Participating CVS Pharmacy locations are in the following Louisiana parishes: Ascension, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans and Tangipahoa.