Rite Aid is now administering COVID-19 vaccines in Mount Shasta, Yreka
Retail pharmacy Rite Aid announced Friday it is now administering COVID-19 vaccines at all of its locations, spanning more than 2,500 stores in 17 states, according to a press release.
There are more than 500 Rite Aid stores in California, according to its website, and they're being offered at both Siskiyou County locations in Mount Shasta and Yreka.
All Californians ages 16 or older are now eligible for vaccination. Rite Aid's certified immunizing pharmacists are administering the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Rite Aid encourages people to schedule an appointment as soon as possible; however, the retail pharmacy is accommodating walk-ins on a limited basis in every store, according to a press release.
"The availability of vaccines in every Rite Aid location is a major milestone in our ongoing effort to fight COVID-19." Rite Aid COO Jim Peters said in a prepared statement. "... 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."
Individuals ages 18 and over can schedule appointments using the Rite Aid scheduling tool found at 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 that pharmacy directly.
A list of stores can be found at riteaid.com/covid-19/scheduling-a-covid-19-vaccine-for-a-16-or-17-year-old.
Ema Sasic covers health in the Coachella Valley. Reach her at email@example.com or Twitter @ema_sasic.