WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) — CVS Pharmacy locations all over the country, including 389 in Massachusetts, are now accepting walk-ins for COVID vaccines, “with no appointment necessary.” The announcement comes as President Joe Biden directed pharmacies participating in the federal vaccine program to make the shots more easily available.
“I know some people find making an appointment in advance inconvenient,” Biden said Tuesday. “So, starting this week, we are also going to direct all federal pharmacy partners to begin to provide walk-in hours.”READ MORE: Boston Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Walmart said Tuesday it would also be taking walk-ins seeking a COVID vaccine at its pharmacies in Massachusetts.READ MORE: Arizona Mother Worried Son's Surgery In Boston Will Be Rescheduled Again Due To COVID
CVS is also offering same-day scheduling at CVS.com. It said more than 90% of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients have been returning for their second doses.MORE NEWS: How Long Should You Wait To Be Boosted After Getting COVID? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your COVID Questions
CVS said it has administered more than 17 million COVID vaccines nationwide to date.