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Costco Now Has the COVID-19 Vaccine in These 12 States

Five new states were just added to the list. Is yours on it?

We either go big or go home when we shop for grocery at Costco, and the warehouse is certainly taking the same approach as it helps to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine from coast to coast.

Costco is one of 11 grocery store chains that signed on to help the federal government roll out vaccines back in November. The warehouse is now offering vaccines (typically Moderna) in five more states, extending its reach to a dozen.

Below is the list, and if your state is mentioned, Costco wants you to know that its pharmacy employees are not able to schedule appointments over the phone. They are working in accordance with all federal and state guidelines, so check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and your local Department of Health to find out if you're eligible to get the vaccine.

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1

Alaska

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Alaska is one of the latest states to offer the COVID-19 vaccine through Costco. All residents over the age of 16 in Anchorage, NE Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau can now book appointments.

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2

Arizona

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Arizona is another new place where Costco is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine—specifically in Glendale, Mesa, NW Tucson, and Paradise Valley. As in Alaska, all residents 16 and older can sign up.

3

California

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This was an O.G. state on the list, but the coverage map in this state has since expanded. At first, appointments were exclusive to Los Angeles and Riverside counties. Now, Imperial, Marin, San Bernardino, and San Joaquin counties, plus San Luis Obispo are on the list.

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Kansas

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Shoppers in Lenexa, Overland Park, and Wichita can now head to Costco to get vaccinated since the warehouse has added them to its list. The state is currently moving into Phases 3 and 4, which means anyone between 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions to get the vaccine, according to local news station KMBC.

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Minnesota

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Six areas outside Minneapolis and St. Paul with a Costco warehouse are now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments: Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, St Louis Park, and Woodbury. Almost 26% of residents in the Land of 10,000 Lakes have received at least one dose of the vaccine, but the number of active cases and hospitalizations are rising, according to Minnesota Public Radio News. To find out exactly who is eligible, visit MN.gov.

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Mississippi

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Ridgeland (just north of Jackson) is the only area in Mississippi where Costco is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine, and it was added to the warehouse chain's list a few weeks ago.

The warehouse pharmacy is currently offering the Janssen (J&J) shot to residents and out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi who are 18 and over, but appointments are required.

7

New York

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Costco originally only offered vaccine appointments to shoppers in New York City, but it has since expanded into Staten Island. However, the state is still only offering the vaccine to individuals in Phases 1A and 1B, including those 65 and older, health care personnel, and essential workers.

Related: This Grocery Store Is Having Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Events

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Oregon

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Costco clearly isn't limiting its vaccine distribution to one part of the country. Oregon was one of the first states where it got to work. It is currently still offering appointments for eligible individuals (which differs county by county) in Albany, Aloha, Bend, Central Point, Clackamas, Eugene, Hillsboro, Portland, Roseburg, Salem, Tigard, Warrenton, and Wilsonville. To find out if your county is on the list, visit this site.

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South Carolina

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There are no specific locations mentioned, but if a warehouse in South Carolina has appointments available, Costco says it will show up on the state's online vaccine locator tool. State officials expect those in Phase 1C (including anyone age 45 and older) to be eligible starting on April 12.

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Texas

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Costco shoppers in the state with the most land will now be able to go to Costco to get vaccinated. Warehouse pharmacies in Bunker Hill, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKinney, Pearland, and West Katy are all part of the rollout.

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Vermont

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After March 29, anyone over the age of 50 will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont, including at the state's only Costco in northwest Colchester. Soon after, on April 5, anyone over the age of 40 can get one, followed by anyone over the age of 30 on April 12, and anyone over the age of 16 on April 19, according to the state's Department of Health.

12

Washington

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Appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are now available for eligible individuals at the former Issaquah Movie Theater near Seattle, making Washington the 12th state where Costco is distributing vaccines. For a full list of who can sign up, visit this website.

Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more