Walgreens Fixes Website Issue for Vermont Seniors 65+ to Register for Vaccines

BURLINGTON, Vermont (WCAX) – Walgreens fixed its website after a technical problem Thursday prevented Vermonters 65 and older from registering for COVID vaccines.

Walgreens told Vermont officials it would be ready to start registering Vermonters in that age group on Thursday. But when Vermonters started trying to sign up, both the Walgreens website and phone system said people must be 70 or older to make an appointment.

The company has since fixed the issue with its website, and those over 65 can now sign up for an appointment. People may need to clear their web browser / cache or reload the page once it is active.

The phone system has not yet been repaired. Once it has been successfully updated, Vermonters can call 1-800-WALGREENS.

You need an appointment for vaccinations at Walgreens, no walk-ins.

Walgreens received an unexpected 4,300 dose increase from the CDC.

Vermont officials will open registration for the 65-and-over age group on Monday at 8:15 a.m.

Kinney Drugs will also open their online registration on Monday.

All people who have previously been eligible to receive a vaccine continue to be eligible and can schedule their appointments now.

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