Rite Aid to accept walk-ins for COVID vaccine at all 129 N.J. stores

Rite Aid announced Friday that it is now taking walk-in customers for a COVID-19 vaccination shot at all 129 of its New Jersey locations. (Find a store here.)

Rite Aid said it still recommends scheduling an appointment, but it will now make a limited number of shots available for walk-in customers.

CVS, which has more than 250 locations in the state, has same-day appointments available, but it is not accepting walk-ins at this time, a company spokesperson said.

Rite Aid Chief Operating Officer Jim Peters said the announcement is another positive step.

“The availability of vaccines in every Rite Aid location is a major milestone in our ongoing effort to fight COVID-19,” he said. “Vaccine availability is improving every day, and our pharmacists are ready to administer vaccines safely and efficiently, providing the benefits of pharmacist-administered vaccines in a safe and sterile environment right in your neighborhood.

“Also, in addition to the grassroots efforts we’ve undertaken with our community partners, the availability of these walk-in appointments provides another way for those with limited or no technology access to more easily obtain COVID vaccines. We encourage everyone to make an appointment, or walk-in, today.”

Individuals ages 18 and over can schedule appointments using the Rite Aid scheduling tool found at www.RiteAid.com/covid-19. Those ages 16 and 17 can schedule an appointment with guardian consent at any store administering the Pfizer vaccine by contacting the store’s pharmacy directly. Those stores can be found here.

You can get an appointment at CVS here.