CVS Officials Delay Start of Vaccination Process Amid Lack of Supply

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CVS Pharmacy delayed the date it would begin administering coronavirus vaccines to February 12, Friday.

Delayed Vaccination Program

Officials initially scheduled to start vaccinations on February 11, Thursday, but opted to delay the process due to the lack of supply.

In an attempt to speed up vaccine distribution, amid the existence of a potentially more dangerous form of the virus, there are at least one million doses delivered to selected pharmacies around the United States.

In California, CVS and Rite Aid will participate in the distribution project, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Approximately 81,900 doses would be administered by 100 CVS pharmacies, including areas in Clovis.

The state’s new vaccine rollout program requires an individual to be at least 65 years of age before being given the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, an appointment must be set up prior to being injected with the treatment, ABC30 reported.

Other areas included in the program are: Clovis, Eureka, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Newport Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sonoma, Sunnyvale, Ventura and Yuba City, Agoura Hills, Bakersfield, Carmel, Carlsbad, and Chula Vista.
The opening of the registration date has also been moved by the company to February 11, Thursday. Those wanting to get vaccinated and are eligible can register online via the CVS website.

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