CVS to begin giving vaccine shots Feb. 11 at select locations

A CVS staffer prepares a shot. (CVS Health)

CVS Health said Tuesday it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines at 27 locations in at least 14 New Jersey municipalities beginning Feb. 11.

Those eligible to get the vaccine will be able to book an appointment as early as Feb. 9, as the stores receive shipments of the vaccine.

Patients must register in advance at or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service at 800-746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.

Supply for the limited rollout in the state, which is sourced directly from the federal pharmacy partnership program, will be approximately 19,900 total doses.

A CVS spokesperson told ROI-NJ that the list of specific stores will be available on as stores receive shipments of vaccine and appointments become available. They are expected to be in at least these 14 municipalities:

  • Brigantine;
  • Edison;
  • Elizabeth;
  • Flemington;
  • Green Brook;
  • Hoboken;
  • North Bergen;
  • North Plainfield;
  • Princeton;
  • Seaside Heights;
  • Stanhope;
  • Union;
  • Voorhees;
  • West Orange.

The availability of COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey is part of an initial 11-state rollout that includes California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Vaccines will eventually be available at CVS Pharmacy locations throughout the country, subject to product availability, with the capacity to administer 20-25 million shots per month.

CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch said the company is eager to help.

“One of our greatest strengths as a company is our presence in communities across the country, which makes us an ideal partner for administering vaccines in a safe, convenient and familiar manner,” she said “We continue to be grateful for the commitment of our frontline colleagues whose dedication has allowed us to deliver care and peace of mind throughout the pandemic.”