Costco will become the latest pharmacy chain to offer coronavirus vaccines to Bay Area residents.
Starting this week, Costco will be administering vaccines, typically from Moderna, at select locations across California, including at one store in Marin County, according to a company statement released Saturday.
The Costco store located at 300 Vintage Way in Navato will be the first in the Bay Area to offer vaccination appointments. Eligible people — currently limited to essential health care workers — can book an appointment at the Navato store for as early as Friday, according to Costco’s booking page.
The superstore chain will also be offering vaccines at select locations in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. California is currently one of just half a dozen states where Costco is offering the vaccine.
“Costco is firmly committed to helping protect the health and safety of our members and employees, and to serving our communities,” the company statement read.
Costco joins a handful of pharmacy chains, including CVS, Walgreens, Safeway and Rite Aid that are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations in California.
CVS is offering vaccines to those over the age of 65 and health care workers. Those eligible can book an appointment at CVS.com, by calling 800-746-7287 or through the CVS Pharmacy app.
Walgreens is also offering the coronavirus vaccine in parts of the Bay Area, including in Contra Costa County. People can make an appointment online at Walgreens.com.