Target partners with CVS for COVID-19 vaccinee distribution effort

Vaccines with be available at CVS pharmacies within Target locations in 17 states

Target is partnering with CVS to distribute coronavirus vaccines at store locations across 17 states, the companies announced Wednesday.

More than 600 CVS pharmacies within Target locations nationwide will be offering vaccinations to eligible guests.

"Our top priority since the onset of the pandemic: the health and safety of our team members, guests and the communities we serve," Target said in a statement the partnership.

Pharmacist Evelyn Kim, left, and pharmacy technician Omar Toppin, right, clean the counter at the CVS pharmacy at Target in the Tenleytown area of Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The company continued: "Now, with COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, Target's continuing to support our team and communities during the pandemic by partnering with 600+ CVS locations within Target stores to offer vaccines to eligible guests and team members."

HOW TO MAKE COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AT WALMART, CVS, WALGREENS

In-store CVS pharmacies will be offering vaccines at Target locations in the following states: Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts. Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, California, Hawaii and Ohio.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
TGT TARGET CORP. 251.83 -0.36 -0.14%
CVS CVS HEALTH CORP. 86.55 +1.66 +1.96%

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS

CVS already offers flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines. The two companies will follow state and federal guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE 

The U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services tapped CVS and Walgreens late last year to help distribute the vaccine to priority Americans, such as seniors living in assisted living facilities and frontline health care workers.

The retail company first began distributing vaccines in early January.