COVID-19 vaccinations begin at Walgreens: What you need to know

North Carolina news

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Friday is the first day people can receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Walgreens in North Carolina.

Walgreens locations started taking appointments for the vaccine on Tuesday.

Walgreens will offer vaccine following state guidelines.

In North Carolina, that means those 65 years old and up and health care workers can schedule appointments.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that teachers and other school workers will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Feb. 24.

A valid work or government ID must be presented at the appointment.

The vaccines will be administered by appointment only.

Those eligible can sign up online at

Walgreens is also still vaccinating staff and residents in long term care facilities across the county.

The vaccine is available at Walgreens as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership with the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The doses provided for this program are separate from North Carolina’s weekly allocation from the federal government.

The pharmacy chain warns supplies are limited.

A total of 31,200 doses will be spread across 300 locations in North Carolina.

The pharmacy chain said it reached 75-percent of facilities that signed up for the program and expects to finish the remaining first doses by mid-February.

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