AMERICAN FORK, Utah – The Utah County Health Department is holding a drive-thru clinic specifically for Pacific
Utahns won’t be able to stock up on their COVID-19 vaccines along with rolls of toilet paper and flats of sparkling water at Costco, at least not yet.
Demand in the state is about to go up with Gov. Spencer Cox declaring Thursday that residents age 65 to 69 are now eligible to get their shots. And within two weeks, vaccines will be made available to those with specific medical issues, no matter their age.
But while grocery chains around the state have begun distributing the vaccine through pharmacies, Costco isn’t one of them.
The wholesale retailer announced over the weekend that it would begin distributing coronavirus vaccines, but only in select locations. At the moment, those include warehouses in New York, California, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington and Puerto Rico.
A statement on Costco’s website said, “Our pharmacies will be administering COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are available, in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.”
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