CVS announced Wednesday it is opening eight locations in Arizona to administer coronavirus vaccines starting Thursday.
The locations that will be open starting Feb. 25 are located in Apache Junction, Chandler, Laveen, Phoenix, Surprise, Bullhead City, Tucson, and Yuma. Three locations are already fully booked as of late Wednesday morning, but CVS says they are working to expand as supply increases.
Vaccines will be administered at no cost with insurance or through the federal program for the uninsured.
Those eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine can sign up online by completing the following steps:
1. Go to CVS's website dedicated to coronavirus vaccine information.
2. Select Arizona, and if you are eligible, choose to "Schedule an appointment now." You'll see which areas are fully booked or still have appointments open.
3. Answer a quick questionnaire about your current health status, whether you're looking for both doses or your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and if you are eligible.
4. Choose your location and schedule your appointment time. You'll be able to schedule a second dose, if needed, at this time.
5. Enter your personal and contact information.
You can also call customer service for help at 800-746-7287. No walk-ins are allowed.
CVS says patients will receive a vaccine card after their first dose, and CVS will report information to relevant health agencies.
At this time, depending on supply, CVS locations will have either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, but not both.
All patients will be monitored after getting the vaccine for possible side effects.
For more information about the vaccine and CVS services, click here.