CVS Health now accepting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — CVS Health is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments, the company announced Wednesday.

Depending on vaccine availability, CVS stores across Sacramento County encourage people to walk in to schedule a same-day appointment to get their vaccine.

A spokesperson for CVS told FOX40 their goal is to turn every store in the Sacramento area into a vaccine clinic.

CVS says they want to make it easy for everyone eligible for the vaccine.

“Based on the availability of vaccinations we are allowing them to come in and get their vaccine on the spot,” said Lisa Kalajian, CVS Health licensed district leader.

CVS launched the ‘In the Moment Scheduling’ tool that allows people who want to get vaccinated to be able to set an appointment for the same day based on vaccine availability.

“At any point when they do come in, they can inquire about availability and there will be somebody in the store to assist them to either leverage their own mobile device to get on the scheduler, or we can do the same for them on our own devices in-store,” Kalajian said.

As the public health order begins to loosen and people resume their normal lives of going to work or school, CVS wanted to make the process easy for people wanting a vaccine.

“With the opening of the tier levels and age groups, some of them might be in school or might be going to work and their hours might be a little different. They might be on a lunch break and they want to pop in to see if they can get their vaccination,” Kalajian said.

While CVS doesn’t have the exact number of locations in the Sacramento area that are offering vaccinations, the online scheduling tool will show in real-time the current availability of each CVS location.

“We do want them to schedule the appointment. That locks in their second dose,” Kalajian said.

People looking to get vaccinated through CVS are encouraged to go through the online scheduling tool.

Check which CVS location closest to you is offering the vaccine.

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