CVS pharmacies in Oregon to start offering COVID-19 vaccines

Mar 30 2021, 11:57 am

CVS Pharmacies in Albany, Beaverton, Fairview, Hillsboro, Portland, and Sherwood are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We’re increasing the number of active stores and expanding to additional states as fast as supply allows, with the capacity to administer 20-25 million shots per month,” said Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health, in a press release.

“We’re also focused on priority populations, including vulnerable communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic as well as teachers and school support staff.”

The pharmacy is following state guidelines regarding who is eligible to be vaccinated.

Those eligible in Oregon include people aged 65+, teachers and staff in PreK-12 schools, childcare centers, Head Start, Part C Intervention and licensed home visitors, people age 16+ who are pregnant, people living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living, people experiencing homelessness, people currently displaced by wildfires, people age 45+ with underlying health conditions, health care workers, EMS, first responders, law enforcement, corrections officers and staff, migrant and seasonal farm and agriculture workers, food processing workers, and wildland firefighters.

Oregonians interested in scheduling their first and second doses can do so on the CVS webpage.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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