Pharmacies join fight against COVID-19, offering vaccine to those 65 and over
New Yorkers ages 65 and older will have more options for getting their coronavirus vaccine on Friday as pharmacies begin inoculating residents.
In the city, those pharmacies extend to Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco and Duane Reade.
Pharmacies are receiving the vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program – a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination across the United States.
The federal program will increase New York City’s allocation by 26,500 doses per week.
The Department of Health says there are now 400 places in the city where you can get a vaccine.
A Rite Aid spokesperson says the limited supply is expected to go quickly.