4,400 Doses Headed to Seven Hawaii Pharmacies in CVS Vaccine Rollout
Starting Thursday, Feb. 11, CVS Health will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible populations at a limited number of CVS Pharmacy locations across 11 states, including seven Longs Drugs locations in Hawaiʻi.
Participating Hawaiʻi locations are in communities throughout the state, including Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kaneʻohe, and Kapaʻa.
Appointments will become available for booking as early as Feb. 9 as stores receive shipments of the Moderna vaccine.
As more supply becomes available the company will expand to more locations and offer additional appointments.
Supply for the initial rollout, which is sourced directly from the federal government through the pharmacy partnership program, will be approximately 250,000 total doses for CVS Health nationwide, including 4,400 doses for Hawaiʻi.
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 45 long-term care facilities across Hawaiʻi.
“Our presence in communities across the country 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. “This is particularly true for underserved communities, which have been a focus for us throughout the pandemic.”
Vaccines at participating Longs Drugs locations in Hawaii 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 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.
The availability of COVID-19 vaccines in Hawaii is part of an initial 11 state rollout and includes approximately 335 CVS Pharmacy locations across California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
There are nearly 10,000 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide, with almost half located in communities ranked high or very high in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index.
More than 90,000 health care professionals including pharmacists, licensed pharmacy technicians, and nurses will participate in the vaccination effort, giving CVS Pharmacy the capacity to administer 20–25 million shots per month.