Walgreens vaccine slots fill up for Vermonters

Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 11:41 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 26, 2021 at 8:39 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Walgreens has fixed its website after a technical problem on Thursday prevented Vermonters 65 and older from registering for COVID vaccinations.

While the problem was fixed on Thursday, as of Friday morning, the Walgreens website says there aren’t any more available appointments, at least for the next two days.

Walgreens told Vermont officials it would be ready to start registering Vermonters in that age group on Thursday. But as Vermonters started trying to register, both Walgreens’ website and phone system said people must be 70 or older to make an appointment. The company has since fixed the issue with its website, and those 65+ can now register for an appointment. The phone system has not yet been fixed. Once it is properly updated, Vermonters will be able to call 1-800-WALGREENS. You need an appointment for vaccinations at Walgreens, there are no walk-ins.

Clinton County, New York residents 65 and older can still find an appointment at Walgreens to get the vaccine. As of Friday morning, the Walgreens in Plattsburgh and Champlain had available appointments listed, at least for the next two days.

Vermont officials will be opening up registration for the 65-plus age group on Monday at 8:15 a.m.

Kinney Drugs will also open their online registration Monday.

Everyone who has previously been eligible to receive a vaccine continues to be eligible and can make their appointments now.

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