CVS now accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccines

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FILE – In this May 30, 2019, file photo, a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas.Pharmacy chains, including CVS, are fighting claims that they’re to blame for the opioid crisis in two Ohio counties. The Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, filings asked U.S. district Court Judge Dan Polster to find in the pharmacies’ favor and reject claims brought by Summit and Cuyahoga counties, home to Akron and Cleveland respectively, that argue that chains such as CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens contributed to the problem by filling an “excessive volume” of opioid prescriptions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

LOUISIANA (KLFY) — CVS Health announced that it is now accepting walk-in appointments for COVID-19 vaccines across the country, including 122 locations in Louisiana.

As of May 5, CVS Pharmacies are accepting walk-in vaccine appointments. Same-day scheduling, including appointments as soon as one hour from the time of scheduling, is also available at CVS.com. The vaccine scheduler is updated throughout the day to account for same-day cancellations as well.

CVS Health is now vaccinating in more than 8,300 stores across 49 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., and has surpassed 17 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its participation in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program and Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Second dose compliance is more than 90 percent at CVS Health locations.

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