An announcement from pharmacy CVS includes the Playa Vista location as one of the sites that will begin vaccinating residents against the coronavirus as early as next week, but the supply shortage will remain a hurdle for the effort.
CVS will follow the state eligibility rules in setting appointments, starting Feb. 9, and will begin vaccinations on Feb. 11, they reported Tuesday. Approximately 81,900 total doses are on “limited rollout” to CVS, sourced directly from the federal pharmacy partnership program.
The first priority is to get the vaccine to first responders, health care workers and long term care residents, then to essential workers and people 75 and older, then to people between the ages of 74 and 65, people with high risk medical conditions down to the age of 16, and then on to everyone 16 and older. No vaccine is yet available for children younger than that, but several of the pharmaceutical companies are working on it.
To make an appointment at CVS Playa Vista, go to https://www.cvs.com/content/coronavirus
To get the shot, patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app on or after Feb. 9. People without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287.