CVS and Walgreens are administering the first round of vaccines at long-term care facilities in all fifty states and territories while hospitals are in the process of administering the first round of vaccines to essential healthcare workers.
Individuals who fall under Phases 1(b), 1(c), and 2 will have many more options to receive their vaccine, but while supplies are limited individuals will likely need to schedule an appointment to get their vaccine. As the vaccine rollout gains traction, it is possible that walk-in appointments will be available, but that may not be for quite some time.
Every major pharmacy in the country has developed a plan to administer vaccines to members of their community, including Albertsons, CVS, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, Rite Aid, Target, and Walgreens.
Superstores with pharmacies will also be offering vaccinations, including Kroger (and their umbrella companies), Costco, Walmart, and Winn-Dixie.
In addition, primary care physicians will likely be administering the vaccine when it becomes more readily available. Some states have even said they intend to set up drive-thru vaccination clinics to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. To ensure the safety of all involved, recipients will be advised to wait between 15 and 30 minutes after receiving their vaccine in order to monitor any potential side effects.