(Trends Wide) — Appointments are now available to receive the booster dose of Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine at nearly 6,000 CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations in the United States, the company announced Friday.
“Following approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based on guidance from the organization’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), selected CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations they now offer the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine against covid-19 to eligible populations starting today, Friday, September 24, “the company said in a press release.
“Individuals who initially received the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) are not eligible for a booster at this time, based on guidance from public health agencies,” the company said.
“When scheduling an appointment on cvs.com, patients will be asked to provide the manufacturer and date of their last covid-19 vaccine and will be able to schedule an appointment for a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech if they have received two previous doses. with the same vaccine at least six months before. Following CDC guidance, patients will be asked to attest to their eligibility as defined by the eligibility guidelines, to help reduce barriers to access for these select populations. “
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When people make their appointment on the CVS website, they will be asked for the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they received as well as the date of their last vaccination. They will also be asked to “attest to their eligibility” according to the guidelines established by the CDC in order to help lower barriers to access for targeted populations.
According to the press release, CVS Health has administered more than 34 million covid-19 vaccines and conducted 32 million tests nationwide to date.