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Walgreens begins administering limited amount of vaccines

Many Walgreen locations throughout North Carolina, including the location at 627 E. 12th St. in Washington, have started receiving and administering limited amounts of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Walgreens is receiving vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which allocates vaccine to pharmacies across the nation that have partnered with CDC and Operation Warp Speed.

Walgreens is following North Carolina’s vaccine priority groups. Walgreens began vaccinating eligible individuals on Saturday. Supplies are limited — each store received 100 doses to be administered this week. Walgreens is emailing eligible customers with information about setting up appointments, according to a release from the Beaufort County Health Department.

Appointments are being made on a three-day rolling schedule. More information about scheduling a vaccination appointment with Walgreens can be found HERE.

“Walgreens was one of the first pharmacies to begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations in December to long-term care facility staff and residents, and we look forward to leveraging our experience to support the federal government and CDC in expanding access to these vaccines,” said John Standley, president of Walgreens. “Our pharmacy teams have already provided nearly two million COVID-19 vaccinations and stand ready with their expertise to help educate and vaccinate additional Americans, including those in rural and underserved communities.”

Walgreens is North Carolina’s initial partner for the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

Additional pharmacies will receive doses as the program’s vaccine allocation grows. The timeline for that expansion is unknown.