CVS to offer COVID vaccine in Lakewood and other So Cal sites
Starting Friday, Feb. 12, about 100 CVS stores in our region will begin administering COVID vaccines by appointment to those currently eligible under county rules, such as those 65 and over in L.A. County. CVS indicates that at least one of its three Lakewood pharmacies will be included in the program.
Appointments are required and will fill quickly, but CVS adds new slots daily, so check back if no slots are available when you initially look. To schedule an appointment, go to www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine. You can also call (800) 746-7287. CVS asks people not to contact individual pharmacies.
CVS says that the vaccine will not cost you anything, but CVS will bill your insurance or the federal government for reimbursement.
The Walgreens at 5520 Woodruff in Lakewood is also taking vaccine appointments. You can check status at www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier.
There are also limited vaccine doses available at other pharmacies, including Vons, Albertsons, Costco and Ralphs. Check each company's website for the latest information on vaccine supply and how to schedule an appointment.