VDH announces nearly 150 pharmacies across Virginia will expand hours for COVID-19 vaccinations

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced on Monday that five pharmacy partners will expand their hours on certain days through July 4 to provide COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the National Vaccine Month of Action — a collaborative effort led by the White House that includes businesses, national organizations and community-based partners working together to promote getting vaccinated.

Currently, at least 70-percent of adults in Virginia have been vaccinated with at least one dose.

The extended pharmacy hours will provide approximately 2,235 additional hours of vaccination availability — especially on Friday evenings — for those who may have difficulty getting vaccinated during normal operating hours.

Participating pharmacy partners include Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and independent pharmacies.

Anyone age 12 or older can find vaccination clinics near them by clicking here or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682). TTY users can call 7-1-1.

For a full list of pharmacies participating, click here.

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