The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says they believe at least one COVID-19 vaccine will be ready for mass distribution before the end of December 2020.

To prepare for this, the government has formed a partnership with pharmacies in grocery stores, drugstore chains, and independent pharmacies. These businesses are already familiar with community health and vaccinations, and they’re a natural fit for getting the vaccines out to as many people as possible.

Health and Human Services says the vaccines will be free for all customers, regardless of whether they’re insured.

Here’s who’s participating:

 

Kroger, Albertsons, & Other Supermarket Chains

These grocery store chains with pharmacies will carry the free COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Acme
  • Albertsons & Albertsons Market
  • Amigos
  • Big Y
  • Brookshire’s
  • Carrs
  • Cash Wise
  • City Market
  • Coborn’s
  • Copps
  • Dillons
  • Food City
  • Food Lion
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fresco Y Mas
  • Fry’s
  • The Giant Company
  • Giant Food
  • Haggen
  • Hannaford Bros
  • Harris Teeter
  • Harveys
  • H-E-B
  • Hy-Vee
  • Ingles
  • Jewel-Osco
  • King Kullen
  • King Soopers
  • Kroger
  • Lucky’s
  • Marianos
  • Market32
  • Market Street
  • Meijer
  • Metro Market
  • Osco
  • Pak ‘n Save
  • Pavilions
  • Pick-n-Save
  • Price Chopper
  • Publix
  • Raley’s
  • Ralphs
  • Randalls
  • Safeway
  • Save Mart
  • Sav-On
  • Shaw’s
  • Smith’s
  • Star Market
  • Stop & Shop
  • Super 1
  • Tom Thumb
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • United Supermarket
  • Vons
  • Wegmans
  • Weis Markets
  • Winn-Dixie

 

Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, & Other Drugstores

These major pharmacy chains will carry the free COVID-19 vaccine:

  • AmerisourceBergen Pharmacies
  • CVS
  • Duane Reade
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy
  • Hartig Drug Stores
  • Health Mart Independent Pharmacies
  • Long’s Drugs
  • The Medicine Shoppe
  • Nob Hill Pharmacies
  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens

 

Walmart & Other Big-Box Stores with Pharmacies

These large retail chains with pharmacies will carry the free COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Costco
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target (via CVS in-store pharmacies)
  • Walmart

 

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