Rite Aid is now administering the Covid-19 vaccine at all locations in Delaware and 16 other states.
While scheduling appointments in advance is recommended to reduce wait time and guarantee the availability of the vaccine, Rite Aid is also adding walk-in vaccines on a limited basis in every store.
Enabling walk-in appointments supports customers that may not have access to the internet while also meeting the need for flexibility for customers. People interested in a walk-in appointment are asked to visit their local Rite Aid to confirm availability, a release stated.
“The availability of vaccines in every Rite Aid location is a major milestone in our ongoing effort to fight Covid-19. We’ve been on the front lines since the beginning of the pandemic, working across our store footprint to bring testing and vaccines directly to local communities,” said Jim Peters, chief operating officer, Rite Aid. “Vaccine availability is improving every day, and our pharmacists are ready to administer vaccines safely and efficiently, providing the benefits of pharmacist-administered vaccines in a safe and sterile environment right in your neighborhood. Also, in addition to the grassroots efforts we’ve undertaken with our community partners, the availability of these walk-in appointments provides another way for those with limited or no technology access to more easily obtain Covid vaccines. We encourage everyone to make an appointment or walk-in, today.”
Rite Aid has accelerated its Covid-19 immunization efforts as allocation has expanded through its participation in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Rite Aid’s certified immunizing pharmacists are administering the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines.
Individuals ages 18 and over can schedule appointments using the Rite Aid scheduling tool found at www.RiteAid.com/covid-19.
Those ages 16 and 17 can schedule an appointment with guardian consent at any store administering the Pfizer vaccine by directly contacting the store’s pharmacy. Those stores can be found here.
In the coming months, older children could be eligible for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Pfizer has applied for emergency approval for those between 12 and 16.