CVS offering Moderna booster shot to those eligible

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FILE – In this Tuesday, July 27, 2021 file photo, a medical worker prepares a shot of the Moderna vaccine during a vaccination campaign at Saint Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world. The Biden administration is aiming to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn, file)

(WJHL) — CVS Health announced the pharmacy chain will have Moderna booster shots available to those who are eligible beginning Friday, Oct. 22.

The announcement follows after the FDA approved the booster earlier in the week and will allow 9,800 CVS locations to administer it.

Those qualified to receive the shot include the following:

  • 65 years and older and residents in long-terms care setting six months after primary shot series
  • 50 to 64 years with certain underlying medical conditions
  • 18 to 49 years who are high risk for severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions
  • 18 to 64 years who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings

Same-day scheduling is available within an hour from booking the appointment, a release from the company said.

To schedule an appointment, CLICK HERE.

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