How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens


Walgreens has announced that some Walgreens pharmacies are distributing COVID-19 vaccines, with more locations frequently being added. Here are the details on how you can sign up and which Walgreens locations will be giving vaccines near you.

Where Is Walgreens Distributing Vaccines?

Walgreens, like other retail pharmacies, is distributing vaccines according to each state’s prioritization requirements. This means that vaccines will be given based on age, employment (some states give priority to healthcare workers, for example) and underlying health conditions.

On February 2, Walgreens shared in a press release the states in which it would be receiving vaccines from the federal program with the CDC. It has since provided a list on its website of states with Walgreens locations offering vaccines. These include the following, as of February 25:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Walgreens has a website where you can sign up for alerts and be notified if vaccines become available at Walgreens stores near you.

How to Sign Up for a Vaccine or Get Alerts

Right now, COVID-19 vaccines are only available at select Walgreens locations. To make an appointment, go to Walgreens’ COVID Vaccine webpage and click on “Find appointment.” You can also click on the “Sign up for alerts” button if you want to receive alerts about vaccine availability at Walgreens.

You will then be redirected to an appointment page, where you can see if you’re eligible in your state. If you’re in New Hampshire, New Mexico, or West Virginia, you’ll need to get an appointment through your state’s COVID-19 vaccination page (linked with each state name.) Otherwise, follow the instructions below.

You’ll need a account in order to register. (You can create a account here.) Then you’ll complete a screening survey, and if you’re eligible you’ll be able to pick a store location by searching via city, address or ZIP code. Once you pick a store, you can schedule a date and time for your vaccine appointment. After you get your first vaccination, you can schedule a second dose if it’s a two-dose vaccine.

Some states require people to have a vaccine registration code in order to prove that they qualify. If you don’t have one in a state that requires one, you’ll need to contact your health department, Walgreens notes.

Walgreens asks that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment and bring your confirmation email, vaccine authorization form with registration code (if applicable in your state), valid ID, work ID or proof of employment if required, medical insurance card and vaccination consent form.

If you already have a COVID-19 appointment at Walgreens, you can manage or change it by signing in here.

The CDC has released a list of retail stores that will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations, based on each state’s priority guidelines. According to the CDC, these include:

  • Walgreens (including Duane Reade).
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (including Long’s).
  • Walmart, Inc. (including Sam’s Club).
  • Rite Aid Corp.
  • The Kroger Co. (including Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Ralphs, King Soopers, Smiths, City Market, Dillons, Mariano’s, Pick-n-Save, Copps, Metro Market).
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Costco Wholesale Corp.
  • Albertsons Companies, Inc. (including Osco, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Star Market, Shaw’s, Haggen, Acme, Randalls, Carrs, Market Street, United, Vons, Pavilions, Amigos, Lucky’s, Pak n Save, Sav-On).
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Meijer Inc.
  • H-E-B, LP.
  • Retail Business Services, LLC (including Food Lion, Giant Food, The Giant Company, Hannaford Bros Co, Stop & Shop).
  • Southeastern Grocers.
  • Topco Associates, LLC (including Acme Fresh Markets, Associated Food Stores, Bashas, Big-Y Pharmacy and Wellness Center, Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Super One Pharmacy, FRESH by Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Coborn’s Pharmacy, Cash Wise Pharmacy, MarketPlace Pharmacy, Giant Eagle, Hartig Drug Company, King Kullen, Food City Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Pharmacies, Save Mart Pharmacies, Lucky Pharmacies, SpartanNash, Price Chopper, Market 32, Tops Friendly Markets, ShopRite, Wegmans, Weis Markets, Inc.).
  • GeriMed (long-term care and retail pharmacies).
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation’s pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO), Elevate Provider.
  • Health Mart Pharmacies.
  • Innovatix (long-term care pharmacies).
  • LeaderNET and Medicine Shoppe, Cardinal Health’s PSAOs.
  • Managed Health Care Associates (retail and long-term care pharmacies).

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