COVID-19 vaccine access is expanding across Idaho this week with the rollout of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
The collaboration between federal and state governments and roughly 40,000 pharmacies will facilitate the distribution of 1 million doses.
The State Department of Health and Welfare says, through the program, the federal government will ship 5,000 doses per week directly to Albertsons and Walmart locations in Idaho.
Local Walmart pharmacies offering the vaccine are on Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell; Franklin Road in Nampa; and American Legion Boulevard in Mountain Home.
Although Albertsons is participating in the rollout, the retail chain hasn’t announced specific locations yet.
Appointments can be booked on the Albertsons and Walmart websites.