Coronavirus Vaccines Available at Retail Pharmacies

A coronavirus vaccine and supplies kit. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

More than twelve million New Yorkers are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, and they can get their shots at their local pharmacies.

Retail pharmacy chains CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens are offering vaccines to New Yorkers 60 and older, teachers, and now are offering those with underlying conditions, dramatically expanding pharmacy eligibility.

With 2,600 pharmacy locations in the state, contacting the nearest branch may be the easiest way for some  eligible New Yorkers to receive their vaccine, NBC News reported.

CVS Pharmacy

Appointments for the vaccine can be made online, though someone looking to schedule an appointment by phone can call their nearest CVS locations, or * 800-SHOP-CVS.

CVS has all three FDA-approved vaccines – Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna – though their availability depends on the location.

Rite Aid

Vaccine appointments for Rite Aid can be made online, or by calling * 800-RITE-AID.

The company has the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, but only one will be available at each location.


Appointments at Walgreens can be made online or by calling 1-800-925-4733. Walgreens currently has the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, and the company says it will be receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this month.

Additional Pharmacies

Individual local pharmacies may also be distributing the coronavirus vaccine. To find one of those pharmacies, or whichever retail pharmacy is available, people can search online via New York City’s vaccine location search, or by calling 1-877-VAX-4NYC.


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