Walgreens has been added to the list of pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Oregonians.
Walgreens joins Albertsons, Safeway, Costco and Health Mart as the Oregon pharmacies that receive weekly vaccine doses through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
Elderly Oregonians who have managed to schedule appointments at the pharmacies have reported positive experiences after facing struggles trying to schedule appointments through the state’s vaccination scheduling website at mass vaccination sites like the Oregon Convention Center or Portland International Airport.
However, securing an appointment at a pharmacy remains difficult. The participating pharmacies across the state are each receiving only about 100 doses per week.
Walgreens said its Oregon pharmacies received 8,190 initial COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, but it wasn’t immediately clear which locations were offering vaccines.
Eligible Oregonians can check online for available appointments at Walgreens. However, there were no available appointments within 25 miles of Portland on Thursday morning.
Oregon currently limits vaccine eligibility to health care workers, people living in nursing homes and other congregate care settings, teachers and people ages 70 and over.