Kinney Drugs COVID Vaccine Registration Details and How to Book an Appointment

Kinney Drugs, the pharmacy chain with stores in New York and Vermont, is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations at select locations. Those eligible for vaccination can register to receive the jab by booking on the Kinney Drugs website.

At present, all in-store appointments are booked, according to the website.

The company said: "In New York, pharmacies are allowed to vaccinate NYS residents age 65+. Additional appointments will open up as more vaccine becomes available. We ask that you please do NOT call your local store, as they are focused on serving patients and will have no additional information. Instead, please check this site often. Thank you so much for your patience!

"In Vermont, pharmacies are allowed to vaccinate Vermont residents age 75+ BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. You do NOT need to preregister on the Vermont Department of Health website to schedule an appointment with Kinney Drugs."

How to book COVID-19 vaccinations at Kinney Drugs

Vaccinations can be booked at the Kinney Drugs website, where you can click on the New York or Vermont hyperlinks.

New York

Clicking the New York hyperlink opens a page where you can click "Schedule Appointment" to see available slots in New York. Users can enter their zip code in the search box near the top of the page to find their nearest store.

"Kinney Drugs is currently administering the Moderna vaccine to those 65+ in New York" and residents are advised to "please make only one appointment per person. Your second dose will be scheduled by your Kinney pharmacy team at your appointment for your first dose," the company said.

Senior transportation services are available for vaccination appointments at some venues in New York. See more information at the Kinney Drugs website.

Those booked for COVID-19 jabs at Kinney Drugs stores in New York are advised to bring the following to their appointments:

  • Insurance cards: "If you are not sure which one, please bring them all. If you have Medicare, it's very important to provide your 'red, white, and blue' Medicare Card or Medicare ID number," the company said.
  • NYS COVID-19 vaccine form: "Please be prepared to show your confirmation to the pharmacy staff at the time of your vaccine appointment. If you have a problem, please don't worry! We will complete the form with you at your appointment."
  • Driver's license or other legal ID verifying date of birth and identification: "Please have your driver license and all insurance cards in hand to prevent delays in the scheduling process before moving forward. This includes your Medicare Part B ID and prescription insurance card," the company said.

Vermont

If you click on the Vermont hyperlink, you are taken to a page where you can click "Schedule Appointment" to see the venues offering the vaccine. Users can enter their zip code in the search box near the top of the page to find their nearest store.

Kinney Drugs said: "The state of Vermont is distributing both the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Each Kinney Drugs location in Vermont has been provided only one of the vaccines, as dictated by the state. Upon scheduling your appointment, more information will be provided about the vaccine being administered at your chosen location."

Those booked for a vaccination are also advised to "have your driver license and insurance cards in hand to prevent delays in the scheduling process. This includes your 'red, white & blue' Medicare Part B card and any prescription insurance cards."

As in New York, residents in Vermont are asked to make one appointment. A member of the Kinney pharmacy team will schedule an appointment for the second dose after you receive the first.

Senior transportation services are also available for vaccinations at select stores in Vermont. See more information at the Kinney Drugs website.

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Signage at a COVID-19 vaccination hub in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, pictured on January 22. Kinney Drugs, the pharmacy chain with stores in New York and Vermont, is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations at select locations. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The wider picture

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 103.5 million people, including just over 26.3 million in the U.S., since it was first reported in Wuhan, China.

More than 2.2 million people have died worldwide and more than 57.4 million have recovered as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The graphic below, produced by Statista, illustrates a timeline of when countries are expected to have 60 to 70 percent of their adult population vaccinated.

Coronavirus Vaccine Timeline - Statista
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