As a public service, the Herald is publishing information about COVID-19 vaccine shots being available at the local CVS store in Union Springs. These are administered by appointment only. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is administering the program of this federal partnership with local pharmacies. (Photo by Faye Gaston)

As a public service, the Herald is publishing information about COVID-19 vaccine shots being available at the local CVS store in Union Springs. These are administered by appointment only. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is administering the program of this federal partnership with local pharmacies. (Photo by Faye Gaston)

By Faye Gaston

According to a prominent sign at the front of the local CVS store in Union Springs, the store offers COVID-19 vaccine shots.

Appointments are required, 1-800-746-7287 or visit CVS.com.

According to COVID-19 vaccine/CVS sites on the computer, the following information is available to the public concerning the vaccine shots.

As of March 10, 2021, CVS is administering these vaccine shots in nearly 1,200 stores across 29 states and Puerto Rico.

Alabama is one of those states.

CVS began its first dozes in February as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is administering the program.

This is a federal partnership with local pharmacies.

CVS Health President and CEO Karen Lynch said, "CVS has the capacity to administer 20 million to 25 million shots per month."

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