RAPID CITY, S.D. — CVS Health says they plan to announced this week that they will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, April 14 at select pharmacies in South Dakota.
“We’re proud to play a part in increasing access to the vaccine to as many people as possible to enable reopening efforts in the communities we serve,” said Neela Montgomery, President of CVS Pharmacy and Executive Vice President, CVS Health.
The three participating locations in South Dakota will be in the Rapid City and Sioux Falls areas. Appointments will become available for booking Tuesday, April 13 as stores receive shipments of vaccine. Patients must register in advance (available here) or through the CVS Pharmacy app. Those without internet access can contact CVS Customer Service at (800) 746-7287. Walk-ins are not accepted.
CVS hopes to begin administering vaccines at over 6,000 pharmacy locations across 49 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. on April 14 depending on supply. The pace of vaccine administration is expected to accelerate as more supply becomes available through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and as the CDC’s new vaccine eligibility plan is implemented, which will guarantee all U.S. adults to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning on April 19.
CVS Pharmacy says they have the capability to administer up to 25 million shots per month.