This story has been updated with the latest info from Walgreens.
Which states/areas Walgreens will offer vaccinations in to start
From Walgreens: "A defined number of vaccine doses will be allocated from the CDC directly to Walgreens in each geography. Those states and local jurisdictions include: Chicago, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia."
Walgreens Continues to Work Directly with States to Support Local Vaccination Efforts
"In addition to supporting distribution of federal vaccine allocation, Walgreens continues to assist several states and jurisdictions with administration of COVID-19 vaccines in select stores to eligible populations. Walgreens has administered over 300,000 vaccinations through these efforts to date, as determined by state and jurisdiction guidelines. Areas include: Arkansas, California (select counties), Connecticut, Chicago, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa (select counties), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, New York City, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Texas."
Walgreens is now offering in-store COVID-19 vaccinations at some of its stores across the country. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as walking in and getting a flu shot. Vaccine doses are still in short supply across the U.S. and likely will be through the spring, at least.
How to sign up for a COVID vaccine in-store from Walgreens
Vaccine inventory is still limited and available to eligible individuals by appointment only at select Walgreens stores. Appointments can be made through Walgreens updated appointment scheduler at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine when vaccine becomes available. Walgreens will not provide vaccinations on a walk-in basis at this time.
Long-term care update
Walgreens continues efforts to support vaccinations across long-term care facilities. The company has completed first dose vaccinations in more than 75 percent of long-term care facilities that selected Walgreens as their vaccine provider and remains on track to complete remaining first doses by mid-February.
More information on Walgreens efforts to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic is available here.
Following state guidelines
The pharmacy says, following guidance from public officials, its vaccinations are limited to individuals who are 16 years of age or older and meet state-specific eligibility criteria.
NOTE: Currently there is no guarantee as to how many appointments/doses are available and at which Walgreens pharmacy locations in Texas or the rest of the U.S. they will be administered.
If you are eligible, you can schedule your COVID vaccination at Walgreens here. (You will set up an online account and complete a short screening before being approved and given a time/day/location.)
How can I get tested for COVID at Walgreens?
Walgreens is also offering drive-thru testing for COVID at many of its locations. Learn more here.