As of Thursday, more than a dozen additional locations in Massachusetts are offering the COVID-19 vaccine

CVS announced this month that a number of pharmacy locations in the Bay State will be offering vaccination

Participating CVS pharmacies are located in: Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, East Falmouth, Fall River, Holyoke, Hudson, Ipswich, Lynn, Malden, Medfield, Methuen, Milford, New Bedford, North Easton, North Grafton , Palmer, Peabody, Randolph, Seekonk, Springfield, Sturbridge, Watertown, Weymouth and Worcester

Appointments can be made directly on the pharmacy’s website starting Thursday. CVS Health is expected to publish new appointments online every day. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be offered

The supply will initially start low, since around 21600 doses are available from the federal pharmacy partnership. As soon as more offers are available, the company will expand to additional locations and offer additional dates

The Massachusetts CVS sites are part of an initial vaccine roll-out in 11 states: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia

Eventually, vaccines will be available at pharmacy locations across the country The company estimates its vaccination capacity at 20 to 25 million shots per month

“One of our greatest strengths as a company is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us ideal partners for the safe, convenient, and familiar administration of vaccines,” said Karen S Lynch, President and CEO of CVS Health “We remain grateful for the dedication of our frontline colleagues, whose efforts have enabled us to maintain due diligence and peace of mind throughout the pandemic”

Massachusetts entered phase 2 of the vaccine rollout on Monday, February 1 residents aged 75 and over are the first priority group in phase 2 and can now receive the vaccine

Seniors 75+ will be followed by residents 65+, those with at least two comorbidities that are at high risk for COVID and / or residents and low-income workers and affordable retirement homes with an exact date on when these groups will be eligible , has yet to be announced by state officials

More than 100 locations in Massachusetts, including several major vaccination centers, can vaccinate qualified residents and / or workers

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