Thrifty White COVID Vaccine Registration Details and How To Book an Appointment

Pharmacy chain Thrifty White has started offering COVID vaccinations at its stores across the Midwest.

The company is currently prioritizing people who are at least 65 years old, as the likelihood of getting severely ill from COVID is known to increase with age.

How to book a Thrifty White COVID-19 vaccination

The firm is offering vaccinations to people aged 65 and older at its stores in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.

Bookings for COVID vaccinations at Thrifty White can only be made on the Thrifty White website.

Walk-ins will not be accepted, and the chain is urging potential customers to not call their local Thrifty White pharmacy.

Thrifty White's website shows you which states, cities and stores have vaccination appointments available. To make your booking, simply select your local store and choose a date and a time slot.

You can book appointments for both your first and your second shot.

Thrifty White also recommends having your Medicare Part B and insurance card to hand, to make the booking process smoother.

If there are no openings available at your local store, Thrifty White says you'll soon be able to sign up for an email notification or phone call when new slots become available.

However, this option is not yet available.

Thrifty White vaccinations are not currently available in Montana and South Dakota, where the chain also operates.

The wider picture

Iowa has recorded 23.1 cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, and 161 COVID-related deaths per 100,000 people over the course of the pandemic.

In Minnesota, there have been 15.6 reported cases per 100,000 people over the past week, and 112 COVID deaths per 100,000 people during the pandemic.

North Dakota, meanwhile, has seen 7.2 cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, and 187 COVID deaths per 100,000 people during the pandemic.

President Joe Biden has pledged to administer at least 100 million vaccine doses within the first 100 days of his administration, ending on April 30.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 43 million vaccine doses have now been administered, with over 32 million people having received their first shot, and nearly 9 million people having had both doses.

The pace of the vaccine rollout has been increasing, with approximately 30 million more Americans having received a vaccine in January than in December.

The majority of Americans who have been vaccinated have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 22 million shots of which have been administered.

The number of Moderna shots that have been administered stands at more than 20 million.

A shopper wearing a face mask
A shopper wearing a face mask walks through the Mall of America on June 16, 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The pharmacy chain Thrifty White is now offering in-store vaccinations in Minnesota and other parts of the midwest. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images