A CVS store in Oakland, Calif., On Aug 2, 2019 MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg Photo by Michael Short

Employee Betsy Wilking will receive her first dose of Pfizer-made COVID-19 vaccine from a CVS pharmacist on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Brookdale The Heights assisted living facility in Houston

People who want to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at CVS Health will have to wait another day as the pharmaceutical company is pushing its vaccine rollout back to February 12

Pharmacies like CVS receive vaccine allocations from a federal partnership and delays in shipping down the chain have forced CVS to open their appointments and start vaccinating later than originally announced, said Monica Prinzing, a spokeswoman for CVS Health

The company turns 38Deploying 000 vaccines to 70 locations in Texas, including an unknown number in Houston. CVS will not provide a complete list of participating locations as business operations change regularly due to vaccine supplies. ”

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Beginning February 11, people can visit CVS.com or call Customer Service at 800-746-7287 to register for a COVID vaccine appointment if they fall into Texas Class 1A or 1B

Federal officials used CVS Health and several other drugstore chains, including Walgreens and Rite-Aid, to distribute the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to the public

Gwendolyn Wu is a business reporter for the Houston Chronicle, with a focus on healthcare and biotechnology. Before moving to Texas, she was a subway reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle where she was part of the award-winning Breaking News team, who reported the fatal campfire

Originally from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Gwendolyn has a degree in history and sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association. In her spare time, she enjoys testing new recipes and exploring used ones Bookstores and eats its way through new cities

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