WEST MONROE, LA (KTVE/KARD)– The COVID-19 vaccine is steadily becoming more accessible, but there is still work left to do. Starting today, CVS Pharmacy will offer COVID-19 vaccinations in six new states…this includes the state of Louisiana. CVS is offering covid-19 vaccines in 25 different states. Those states include:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Though Louisiana is now on that list, only 7 cities in the state will have vaccines at their store locations. Those cities include:
- Baton rouge
- New Orleans
According to CVS officials, if you would like to get the covid-19 vaccine in one of these cities, you must meet at least one of these guidelines:
- People over the age of 65
- People over the age of 55 with high-risk medical conditions
- Health care workers, EMS, First Responders
- Teachers K-12
- Pregnant women
CVS officials say being able to distribute the vaccine will help vaccinate more people in our state.
CVS stores in Louisana received more than 9,000 Pfizer doses. In the future, Monroe and West Monroe CVS locations could be included on the list.
“So the way that the federal program works is it looks at the population density and also the demographics of the area. So that kind of dictates the areas that receive the vaccines. As soon as the Federal Government allows more areas to be expanded, CVS is more than ready and capable to get to those areas we are not currently in,” said Dr. Leslie Sparks, Store Operations for CVS in Louisiana.
The Pfizer vaccine requires 2 doses, 21 days apart. You will book your first and second doses at the same time. You Can get your second Pfizer shot at CVS, even if you got the first dose at a different location.
If you want to get vaccinated at any of these locations…you can book an appointment online HERE or through the CVS Pharmacy App.