South Florida will be getting new spots to get COVID-19 vaccines as Walgreens will expand its doses into Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
The drugstore chain rolled out the program on Friday, with in-store vaccines available at 13 Walgreens in Miami-Dade, 27 in Broward and six in Palm Beach County, Walgreens said. Monroe County will not have any Walgreens stores offering vaccines at this time.
The expansion is due to Walgreens opening up 400 more stores to administer Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
“We are proud to take a leadership role in providing vaccination services as the federal government continues to increase vaccine supply to help the nation emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Walgreens said in a statement.
Walgreens is receiving about 1 million vaccine doses, as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy program, and is allocating them across 4,858 stores in 47 states.
Although Monroe won’t be getting vaccines through Walgreens at this time, Walgreens did help host a vaccination event on Wednesday where about 800 residents were vaccinated at several parks in the Florida Keys.
Residents will be able to schedule their appointments online and find a list of participating Walgreens locations to receive their vaccine using Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduler.