WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE:
CVS) announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents
ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600
CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide, following Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization of the
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. Starting tomorrow,
May 13, participating CVS Pharmacy
locations will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to
this newly eligible population. Parental or legal guardian consent
is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
"With every new wave of eligibility our teams have worked around
the clock to ensure vaccine access as soon as possible," said
Karen Lynch, President and Chief
Executive Officer, CVS Health. "Offering vaccinations to younger
populations at thousands of locations across the country brings us
one step closer to prevailing over the pandemic."
Because the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only FDA-authorized
COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents in this age group, patients are
encouraged to schedule an appointment online at cvs.com or through
the CVS Pharmacy app to ensure availability. Walk-ins are also
accepted. The scheduling tool will only display appointments at CVS
Pharmacy locations that have the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine once the
patient's age is provided.
Return Ready, CVS Health's comprehensive COVID-19 testing
and vaccine solution for businesses, schools and other
organizations will also meet the expanded eligibility for
adolescents ages 12 to 15. Schools, businesses and other
organizations with more than 48 participants can sponsor an on-site
clinic with COVID-19 vaccines administered by CVS Heath for
eligible populations. Learn more and complete the online clinic
submission form here.
CVS Health has administered more than 17 million COVID-19
vaccines in long-term care and retail settings and will be offering
vaccinations at more than 9,600 CVS Pharmacy locations across 50
states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. as of this
Sunday, May 16. Nearly 85% of the
U.S. population resides within 10 miles of a CVS Pharmacy.
Multimedia assets, including b-roll and still photography from
in-store COVID-19 vaccinations, are available here. More
information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the pandemic
is available at the company's frequently updated COVID-19
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