Ralphs COVID Vaccine Registration Details and How to Book an Appointment

COVID vaccines are being rolled out across the U.S. and Ralphs is among the retailers offering shots to certain individuals in select locations.

Ralphs, a division of The Kroger Co., has a limited supply of COVID vaccines that are administered according to each state's plan.

An update on the "COVID-19 Vaccine Availability" page of its website published at 8 a.m. ET on Friday said limited quantities of COVID vaccines were available in: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Chicago, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin. Users can use this webpage to register for a shot.

COVID vaccines are listed as "coming soon" to Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming.

At the time of writing, all COVID vaccine doses made available in Texas and Virginia had been administered. Customers were asked to check back for updates. In West Virginia, appointment scheduling was listed as "coming soon."

The page will be updated regularly, and customers are asked to "check back often" for new locations and eligibility criteria.

How to register for a COVID vaccine at Ralphs

If COVID vaccines are available in a state, a hyperlink reading "check appointment availability" will show beneath its name in the alphabetical list on the Ralphs website. The state's name is accompanied by the criteria used to allocate shots. For example, only health care workers and seniors aged 65 years old and over can currently get a COVID vaccine at Ralphs stores in Alaska.

Clicking on the hyperlink takes users to the next step of the registration process. The webpage that appears will take users through seven steps, starting with the location they would like to receive their shot. Stores can be searched via ZIP code, city, state or name.

If slots are still available, users can then schedule an appointment, input their patient information, medical details, and consent for their vaccine. If appointments are unavailable a message will show that reads: "Sorry, there are no available time slots at this location. Please try another location or check back soon."

Other retailers offering COVID vaccines include Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid, Weis Markets, Walmarts, Sam's Club, and Publix.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48.3 million COVID vaccines have been distributed, and 26.1 have been administered, including 4.2 million who have had two doses.

Dr. Linh Lee, director of pharmacy/health and wellness at Ralphs, said in a statement earlier this month: "We are confident in the safety of the vaccine based on the thorough clinical trials and assurances from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Additionally, Ralphs pharmacists will provide monitoring for 15-30 minutes after the vaccination is administered for any potential immediate reaction that could occur."

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A stock image shows a man receiving a vaccine. Ralphs is among retailers offering COVID vaccines.