LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — People seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can now get one at their local Walgreens or Rite-Aid.
Walk-ins will not be accepted at either pharmacy, and an appointment made online in advance is required to receive the vaccine.READ MORE: National Guard Could Be Deployed To Help With LA Port Cargo Backlog
But the expansion of distribution to these two retail pharmacies will help more people access the vaccine, which for the first month and a half was only available via local public health clinics and super sites.Kidnapping Suspect Livestreams Barricade, Standoff In Palmdale
Retail vaccine distribution will next expand to stores like Albertsons, Vons and Costco.
Vaccines are currently open to those 65 and over, first responders and heath care workers.MORE NEWS: Former President Bill Clinton Thanks Doctors, Nurses At UC Irvine Medical Center After Being Hospitalized For Infection